November 2019, arsenal cinema

Peter Lilienthal Retrospective (2) 


DAVID, 1980

“In his films, he assembles a family, people from all manner of countries, shipwrecked people, and those crossing borders, dreamers and scroungers”, wrote Michael Töteberg about Peter Lilienthal. A film series to coincide with Lilienthal’s 90th birthday shows the thematic and stylistic breadth of his work, which was created in Germany, but also in Israel, Latin America, and the US.

DAVID (West Germany 1979, 1.11.) shows the life of a Jewish adolescent in Berlin during the Nazi era, whose family is falling apart in face of the threat. Lilienthal, who escaped Berlin in 1938 and fled to Uruguay, succeeds in making a piercing study with tinges of the autobiographical.

DER AUFSTAND (West Germany 1980, 2.11.) was made in relation to Lilienthal’s engagement in Latin America as a direct reaction to the Sandinista Revolution and shows how a government solider moves to the side of the revolutionaries.

DEAR MR. WONDERFUL (West Germany 1982, 3.11.) is set in North America and features Scorsese star Joe Pesci as the owner of a run-down bowling alley who loses everything when he gets in the way of real estate speculators.

DAS AUTOGRAMM (West Germany/France 1984, 8.11.) is set in a Latin American ruled by dictators. A boxer and a bandoneon player make a living at public fairs, but are forced by the circumstances to take on a political stance.

DAS SCHWEIGEN DES DICHTERS (West Germany 1987, 9.11.) A poet refuses to put his apparently mentally handicapped son into a home. Years later, the son takes on the care of his now-elderly father and discovers the world of language thanks to his poems.

DER RADFAHRER VON SAN CRISTOBAL (West Germany 1989, 10.11.) shows a protagonist who is actually apolitical, but who must show his political and moral integrity in conflict with political forces.

The film series was put together as a collaboration between the Deutsche Kinemathek, the Vietinghoff Filmproduktion, the Zeughauskino, the Akademie der Künste, and the Edgar-Reitz-Stiftung. The digitization of the films was supported by the FFA’s film heritage funding program.

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_04. The Film Heritage Festival

10:00 am Cinema 1


Vorträge

Impulsreferat und anschließendes Podiumsgespräch von Claudia Zeitler (FFA) : Die neue Digitalisierungsoffensive: „Förderprogramm Filmerbe“
Podium: Laura Holtorf (Wim Wenders Stiftung), Peter Fries (Omnimago, Ingelheim), Martin Koerber (Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin), Thomas Worschech (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt), Moderation: Christiane Peitz (Tagesspiegel-Redakteurin)
11.30: Vortrag von Anna Sienkiewicz –Rogowska (Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA), Warschau): A Decade of Changes: Financing, Organisation and Technology. The National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute as a Competence Centre in the Digitisation of Audiovisual Collections. In englischer Sprache
13.30: Vortrag von Oliver Danner (Tonrestaurator): Einführung in die Erhaltung historischer Tonspuren.
14.00: Werkstattbericht von Anke Mebold (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt): Sprossenton Vielfarbig – Tücken der Tondigitalisierung
14.30: Werkstattbericht von Anke Mebold (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt), Oliver Hanley (Filmuniversität Babelsberg), Oliver Danner (Tonrestaurator): Den Ton aus vollem Halse schmettern (können?) – Die Restaurierung des tönenden Stummfilms von „Die Jagd nach der Million“

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_04. The Film Heritage Festival

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Die Jagd nach der Million

Die Jagd nach der Million Max Obal
Germany 1930 DCP 91 min

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_04. The Film Heritage Festival

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Gigant Berlin

Gigant Berlin Leo de Laforgue
FRG 1964 DCP 87 min

Introduced by Dirk Förstner (Bundesarchiv, Berlin)
arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Ji-ok-hwa / A Flower in Hell

Ji-ok-hwa / A Flower in Hell Shin Sank-ok
Republic of Korea 1958 35 mm OV/EnS 86 min

arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Eoneu yeodaesaengui gobaek / A College Woman’s Confession

Eoneu yeodaesaengui gobaek / A College Woman’s Confession
Shin Sang-ok Republic of Korea 1958
35 mm OV/EnS 121 min