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: Cinepoetics Lecture #12: Patricia Pisters

06:00 pm Cinema 1

Vortrag von Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam)

Lecture by Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam): „A Trail of Blood. Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror“
In English language
Free admission

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Stau – jetzt geht’ los

*Stau – jetzt geht’ los Thomas Heise Germany 1992
16 mm OV/EnS 85 min

Introduced by Ralph Eue
arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #12: Patricia Pisters

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Évolution Lucile Hadzihalilovic France/Spain/Belgium 2015
DCP OV/EnS 81 min