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

07:30 pm Cinema 1


The River

The River USA 1929 With Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan
16 mm English and French IT 55 min

Eunice Martins on grand piano
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Between fiction and documentary: cinematic intersections and bridges

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Acto da primavera

Acto da primavera Rite of Spring
Manoel de Oliveira Portugal 1963
35 mm OV/EnS 90 min

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

09:00 pm Cinema 1


History Is Made at Night

History Is Made at Night USA 1937
With Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur
35 mm OV/GeS 97 min
Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.