October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive


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: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #30: What’s ringing, scratching, rustling there in the film?

04:00 pm Cinema 1

Susan through Corn

Rosalie Danseuse



Fadenspiele III

Le chaudron infernal

What’s ringing, scratching, rustling there in the film? Short film program and sound workshop from 8 years upwards
*Susan through Corn Kathleen Laughlin
USA 1974 16 mm OV 2 min
*Rosalie Danseuse Romeo Bosetti
F 1911 35 mm OV 4 min
*Zweigroschenzauber Hans Richter
Germany 1930 16 mm OV 3 min
*Mothlight Stan Brakhage
USA 1963 16 mm OV 3 min
*Fadenspiele III Detel Aurand, Ute Aurand
Germany 2013 16 mm OV 9 min
*Le chaudron infernal Georges Méliès
F 1903 16 mm OV 2 min

Sound workshop and moderation: Eunice Martins
arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Mimang-in / The Widow

Mimang-in / The Widow Park Nam-ok
Republic of Korea 1955 Digital file OV/EnS 75 min

Followed by a conversation between Sulgi Lie, Ansgar Vogt and Cho Sun-hee former director Korean Film Archive)
arsenal cinema: Lynne Ramsay Retrospective

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Small Deaths

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Small Deaths UK 1996
35 mm OV 11 min
We Need to Talk About Kevin UK/USA 2011
With Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly
35 mm OV/GeS 112 min