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: Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Fucking City

*Fucking City Lothar Lambert FRG 1982
DCP 87 min

Lothar Lambert in person
arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Lån meg din kone

The King’s Breakfast

Lån meg din kone Lend Me Your Wife
Edith Carlmar Norway 1958
35 mm OV/GeS 83 min
Showing first: The King’s Breakfast Wendy Toye
UK 1963 35 mm OV 28 min