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: Peter Lilienthal Retrospective (1)

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Es herrscht Ruhe im Land

*Es herrscht Ruhe im Land Peter Lilienthal
FRG/A 1975 DCP 103 min

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

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Yeo-sajang / A Female Boss

Yeo-sajang / A Female Boss Han Hyeong-mo
Republic of Korea 1959 35 mm OV/EnS 104 min