November 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive


Thomas Heise’s documentary STAU – JETZT GEHT’S LOS (Germany 1992) about five radical right-wing adolescents in Halle at the start of the 90s – with German reunification having taken place not long before – was highly controversial at the time and seems as topical as ever today. The director accompanies the young men in their everyday lives in the city’s former exemplary socialist estate and attempts to find the causes of their political views in long conversations. As the film does without any sort of commentary or value judgements, Heise was accused of giving the radical right-wing a platform to express their views and of showing them more as victims than perpetrators. Ralph Eue, curator of the retrospective at DOK Leipzig, presents the hotly debated film after its screening at this year’s festival. (ah) (25.11.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Excess and Opulence 

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Na srebrnym globie

Na srebrnym globie On the Silver Globe
Andrzej Żuławski Poland 1978/1989
DCP OV/EnS 157 min

arsenal cinema: Working to Remember – The Films of Rithy Panh

08:00 pm Cinema 2

L’image manquante

L’image manquante The Missing Picture
Cambodia/F 2013 DCP OV/EnS 90 min