May 2018, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive


On this journey through the Hungarian Puszta, a young painter meets a mysterious woman on a horse. She seems to be mysteriously connected to Major Murai, a friend of the painter’s at whose estate he’s staying. While he wanders through nature, he doesn’t just get to know the country and its people, but also gradually learns the story of Brigitta and the Major, a story of damaged love, separation, and coming together again. BRIGITTA (Dagmar Knöpfel, Germany 1994), the adaptation of a novel by Adalbert Stifter, offers fantastic black and white images, which capture the wide landscape, the faces of the locals, and the calm atmosphere of the literary source in appropriate fashion. BRIGITTA has recently been added to the distribution range as a digital print. (ah) (28.5.)

arsenal cinema: Films by Wolfgang Höpfner and Peter Goedel

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Vor 4 Jahren – vor 2 Jahren

*Vor 4 Jahren – vor 2 Jahren
Wolfgang Höpfner, Norbert Weyer
FRG 1977–79 16 mm 103 min

Wolfgang Höpfner in person
arsenal cinema: Once Upon a Time in Beirut – Homage to Jocelyne Saab

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Beyrouth, jamais plus

Les enfants de la guerre

Beyrouth, ma ville

Documentary film program
Beyrouth, jamais plus Beirut, Never Again
Lebanon 1976 DCP OV/EnS 35 min
Les enfants de la guerre Children of War
Lebanon 1976 16 mm OV/EnS 12 min
From the archive of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Beyrouth, ma ville Beirut My City
Lebanon 1982 DCP OV/GeS 36 min