July 2019, arsenal cinema

The DAAD Berlin Artists’ Program Presents: Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias

COCOTE, 2017

Dominican filmmaker Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias (*1985) explores his homeland in formally ambitious fashion in COCOTE (2017). Alberto works for a rich family in the capital, but the violent death of his father leads him back to his home village. He has grown apart from his Catholic family – as a converted evangelical he rejects their mourning rituals, which are interwoven with creole practices. Conflicts surrounding religion, revenge, corruption, and violence mark the situation, which is aesthetically translated into a confrontation between black-and-white and glowing, feverish colors, shifting image formats, and an insistent soundtrack. METEORLAR (2017) by Gürcan Keltek is showing as the director’s choice, which combines current videos of attacks on Kurdish villages with archaic landscapes. (bik) (3.7.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Between fiction and documentary: cinematic intersections and bridges

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Moi, un noir

Moi, un noir Jean Rouch
France/Cote d'Ivoire 1957
DCP OV/EnS 73 min

arsenal cinema: „Souls made great by love and adversity“
 – Frank Borzage retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm USA 1940
With James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Robert Young
35 mm OV/GeS 100 min
Restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by the
Juanita Scott Moss Estate.

Opening
Introduced by Lukas Foerster