October 2019, arsenal cinema

70 mm: KLK AN PTX – DIE ROTE KAPELLE

KLK AN PTX – DIE ROTE KAPELLE, 1971

KLK AN PTX – DIE ROTE KAPELLE (Horst E. Brandt, East Germany 1971) is one of seven features on big screen analogue format produced by DEFA between 1968 and 1974. It depicts the brave, far-reaching activities of several resistance groups against the National Socialist regime. They were characterized by the collaboration between people of a wide range of different backgrounds and world views and were referred to by the Gestapo as the “Rote Kapelle” in obviously simplistic fashion. The groups around Arvid Harnack, Adam Kuckhoff, Harro Schulze-Boysen, Walter Küchenmeister (father of co-scriptwriter Claus Küchenmeister), and others formed shortly after the beginning of the National Socialists’ reign of terror and intensified its activities after the invasion of the Soviet Union, until they were discovered by Gestapo and the spy detection system. Former cinematographer Horst E. Brandt depicts the resistance as an epic act of heroism in brilliantly composed, gripping images rich in detail, full of honest, unsentimental admiration. (gv) (3.10.)

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