October 2017, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek's Film Archive


DER LETZTE MANN (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Germany 1924) shows the fate of an aging hotel porter at the turn of the 20th century in Berlin, who is demoted and has his uniform and main source of pride taken away from him. Murnau's outstanding silent film drama makes do with just a small number of intertitles, as the "unbridled" camerawork by Karl Freund creates a visual language that reflects the porter's inner life. Giuseppe Becce composed the music played at the world premiere, which has been re-edited for the restoration of the film. In the 20s, Becce wasn't just known as a composer for feature films, but also as the author of the "General Handbook of Film Music", in which he set out standards for the musical accompaniment of silent films. Music scholar Maria Fuchs made the handbook the basis for her investigation of the theory and practice of silent film music and will be presenting this work. (ah) (30.10.)

arsenal cinema: Peter Lilienthal Retrospective (1)

07:00 pm Cinema 1


*Malatesta Peter Lilienthal FRG 1969
DCP 80 min

Peter Lilienthal in person
arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

08:00 pm Cinema 2

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