November 2019, arsenal cinema

KinoPolska: Guest Olga Chajdas

NINA, 2018

Screenwriter, film and theatre director Olga Chajdas presents two well-regarded Polish film debuts of the last years: her own and that of her directorial colleague Kasia Adamik.

NINA (Olga Chajdas, Poland 2018, 18.11., with guest Olga Chajdas) While looking for a surrogate mother for the child they want to have, Nina and her husband meet the much younger Magda, who lives a comparatively unsettled life between a job at the airport, women’s football clubs, and parties. As Magda and Nina get closer, the power and value relations within the complicated trio gradually shift. Without falling into stereotype, Chajdas draws the impressive portrait of an emancipation.

BOISKO BEZDOMNYCH (The Offsiders, Kasia Adamik, Poland 2008, 19.11., with an introduction by Olga Chajdas) A injury brings Jacek’s career as a football star to an abrupt end. After his marriage breaks down as a result, Jacek ends up on the street, where football then reappears in his life. (mg) An event with the Polnisches Institut, Berlin.

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #31: 
Outside in the Park

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Sans titre

Im Park

Bagatelle for Willard Maas

Eaux d’artifice

Der Park

Frankfurt Alter Markt

Eine Fahrt durch Berlin (Ausschnitt)

*Sans titre Karl Heil D 2018 DCP 1 min
Im Park Ute Aurand D 2009 16 mm 6 min
*Bagatelle for Willard Maas Marie Menken USA 1961 16 mm 5 min
*Eaux d’artifice Kenneth Anger USA 1953 16 mm 13 min
Der Park Kinder der Kita Grüne Soße, Frankfurt/Main D 2017 16 mm 6 min
Frankfurt Alter Markt Auguste und Louis Lumière F 1896
Vertont von den Kindern der Kita Regenbogen-Kidz, Berlin Digital file 2 min
Eine Fahrt durch Berlin (Ausschnitt) Oskar Messter D 1910
Vertont von den Kindern Kita Grüne Soße, Frankfurt/Main Digital file 1 min

Moderated by Ute Aurand and Robert Beavers
For everyone aged 7 and above
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Excess and Opulence 


07:30 pm Cinema 1


Le carrosse d’or

Le carrosse d’or The Golden Coach Jean Renoir F/I 1952
With Anna Magnani 35 mm engl. OV 94 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Excess and Opulence 


08:00 pm Cinema 2


Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pedro Almodóvar Spain 1988
With Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Rossy de Palma
35 mm OV with German and French ST 89 min