April 2019, arsenal cinema

filmPOLSKA – Camera Art – Guest: Julian Kernbach


We are presenting two films by Polish cinematographer Julian Kernbach, who will attend the screenings. UŁASKAWIENIE (Jan Jakub Kolski, Poland 2018, 29.4.) The post-war era in Poland. Hanna and Jakub are mourning their son Wacław, who fought against the German occupying forces until 1945 and afterwards against the Communist government in Poland. A visually commanding, cinematic lament, narrated in the style of a road movie in the period just after the war, in which reference is repeatedly made to classical motifs. VIA CARPATIA (Klara Kochańska, Kasper Bajon, Poland/Czech Republic/Macedonia 2018, 30.4.) shows us the refugee crisis as a marital crisis between Piotr and Julia. One day, they find out that Piotr’s Syrian father is in refugee camp in Greece and that they are supposed to pick him up there. Laconically and as if by accident, the camera collects impressions of modern life, casual and unspectacular. A program by the Polnisches Institut Berlin.



arsenal cinema: FilmDocument

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Humboldt-Ehrungen in der DDR

Kosmos – Erinnerungen an Alexander von Humboldt

Humboldt-Ehrungen in der DDR
Siegfried Schönfelder GDR 1969 35 mm 18 min
Kosmos – Erinnerungen an Alexander von Humboldt
Karl Gass GDR 1960 35 mm 41 min

Introduced by Michael Grisko
arsenal cinema: Commedia all’italiana

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Una vita difficile

Una vita difficile A Difficult Life Dino Risi Italy 1961
With Alberto Sordi, Lea Massari, Franco Fabrizi, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano
35 mm OV/EnS 118 min
Print of the CSC Cineteca Nazionale