May 2018, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive


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: Berlin Premiere: LA BELLE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Erste Interviews


3 Gläser




La belle histoire d’amour

*Erste Interviews FRG 1963–68 Digital file 4 min
*Dreharbeit FRG 1982 Digital file 11 min
*3 Gläser FRG 1967 Digital file 4 min
*Altersporno FRG 1970 Digital file 6 min
*Haircut FRG 1974 Digital file 4 min
*Depthiness Germany 2017 Digital file OV/EnS 13 min
*La belle histoire d’amour Germany 2018 Digital file OV/EnS 59 min

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

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Humoresque USA 1920 35 mm English Intertitles 80 min
Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Eunice Martins on grand piano