November 2019, arsenal cinema

FilmDokument: Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Abuse in East Germany

The mass consumption of alcohol in East Germany didn’t just pose a challenge to the authorities, doctors, and politicians, but also to filmmakers. Where did the boundary lie between social consumption, abuse, and dependence? How dangerous was alcohol for the socialist society and its image of people? The answers to these questions ranged from moralist appeals and medical explanations all the way to unflinching descriptions of dependency and illness from close-up, such as Angelika Andrees’ and Petra Tschörtner’s long-banned documentary HEIM (1979) about children’s experiences with alcohol and Eduard Schreiber’s portrait of workers dependent on alcohol in RÜCKFÄLLIG (1988) (ps) An event by CineGraph Babelsberg in collaboration with the ERC project “The Healthy Self as Body Capital” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Strassburg, the Bundesarchiv, and the Deutsche Kinemathek. With an introduction by Viola Balz (11.11.)

arsenal cinema: Gaumont: Born with Cinema

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Lancelot du lac

Lancelot du lac
F/I 1974 With Humbert Balsan 35 mm OV/EnS 85 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

arsenal cinema: Gaumont: Born with Cinema

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Loulou

Loulou Maurice Pialat F 1980
With Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand, Humbert Balsan
35 mm OV/EnS 110 min