July 2019, arsenal cinema

The DAAD Berlin Artists’ Program Presents: Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias

COCOTE, 2017

Dominican filmmaker Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias (*1985) explores his homeland in formally ambitious fashion in COCOTE (2017). Alberto works for a rich family in the capital, but the violent death of his father leads him back to his home village. He has grown apart from his Catholic family – as a converted evangelical he rejects their mourning rituals, which are interwoven with creole practices. Conflicts surrounding religion, revenge, corruption, and violence mark the situation, which is aesthetically translated into a confrontation between black-and-white and glowing, feverish colors, shifting image formats, and an insistent soundtrack. METEORLAR (2017) by Gürcan Keltek is showing as the director’s choice, which combines current videos of attacks on Kurdish villages with archaic landscapes. (bik) (3.7.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Color in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Mies vailla menneisyyttä

Mies vailla menneisyyttä The Man Without A Past
Aki Kaurismäki Finland/Germany/F 2002 35 mm OV/GeS 97 min

arsenal cinema: Berlin Premiere: LA FLOR

08:00 pm Cinema 1


La Flor – Kapitel 1, Akt 2

La Flor – Chapter 1, Act 2 Mariano Llinás
Argentina 2018 DCP OV/EnS 59 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Color in Film

09:15 pm Cinema 1


Il deserto rosso

Il deserto rosso Red desert
Michelangelo Antonioni I/F
1964 With Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti
35 mm OV/EnS 122 min