October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

BIOLOGIE!, 1990

On a school trip, tenth-grader Ulla, who is passionate committed to environmental protection, finds out that a weekend house has been built illegally in a protected natural area. At the same time, Ulla gets to know Winfried. His father, a general director, succeeded in getting building permission for the house by sidestepping the appropriate hurdles in the environmental office. Jörg Foth’s adaptation of Wolf Spillner’s youth novel “Wasseramsel” BIOLOGIE! (East Germany 1990) doesn’t just express harsh criticism for the lack of environmental awareness in large parts of the population, but also reveals the misuse of office, cronyism, and corruption among the ranks of the East German leadership. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, DEFA film distribution is presenting a series of films from the period of reunification. With an introduction by Mirko Wiermann. (mw) (28.10.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour:
 Of Forms and Figures – Choreographies in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Die Klage der Kaiserin

*Die Klage der Kaiserin
Pina Bausch France/FRG 1989
35 mm OV (little dialogue) 103 min

arsenal cinema: Lynne Ramsay Retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


You Were Never Really Here

Swimmer

You Were Never Really Here A Beautiful Day
UK/USA/France 2017 With Joaquin Phoenix
DCP OV/GeS 89 min
Swimmer UK 2012 DCP OV 18 min