July 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s Film Archive


FUCKING CITY (Lothar Lambert, West Germany 1982) shows four average people on their increasingly desperate search for sexual and emotional fulfillment in the urban jungle of West Berlin: Helga allows herself to be pushing into having sex with strangers and making private porn films by her husband Rüdiger, as he can now almost only get close to her via the camera. Her gay colleague goes looking for men in the Tiergarten, while his naïve sister who has arrived from the provinces develops erotic interests of her own in turn. Lothar Lambert became one of the key representatives of German underground cinema in the 70s with low budget productions like this one. FUCKING CITY is one of his darkest and most consistent works. To coincide with Lambert’s 75th birthday, the 1981 film will be showing in a digitally restored version for the first time. Guest: Lothar Lambert. (ah)  (29.7.)

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