May 2018, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

BRIGITTA, 1994

On this journey through the Hungarian Puszta, a young painter meets a mysterious woman on a horse. She seems to be mysteriously connected to Major Murai, a friend of the painter’s at whose estate he’s staying. While he wanders through nature, he doesn’t just get to know the country and its people, but also gradually learns the story of Brigitta and the Major, a story of damaged love, separation, and coming together again. BRIGITTA (Dagmar Knöpfel, Germany 1994), the adaptation of a novel by Adalbert Stifter, offers fantastic black and white images, which capture the wide landscape, the faces of the locals, and the calm atmosphere of the literary source in appropriate fashion. BRIGITTA has recently been added to the distribution range as a digital print. (ah) (28.5.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Sonntagskind. Erinnerungen an Charlotte von Mahlsdorfi

Sonntagskind. Erinnerungen an Charlotte von Mahlsdorf
Carmen Bärwaldt Germany 2018 DCP 108 min

Carmen Bärwaldt in person, Moderated by René Pikarski
arsenal cinema: „Souls made great by love and adversity“
 – Frank Borzage retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Man’s Castle

Man’s Castle USA 1933
With Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young
35 mm OV/GeS 70 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

09:30 pm Cinema 2


Coming Out

Coming Out Heiner Carow GDR 1989
DCP 113 min