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


Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
F. W. Murnau Germany 1921 35 mm 94 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: Berlin Premiere: LA FLOR

08:00 pm Cinema 1


La Flor – Kapitel 3, Akt 1

La Flor – Chapter 3, Act 1 Mariano Llinás
Argentina 2018 DCP OV/EnS 87 min