February 2020, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers’ Choice


DOCES PODERES (Sweet Power, Lúcia Murat, Brazil 1996) is a chronicle of the first post-dictatorship elections that took place in Brazil in 1989 told from the perspective of the media. It is well known that TV Globo edited the final debate between the presidential candidates Collor de Mellos and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in such a way that it favored the former who went on to win the election. In 1990, Collor de Mellos disbanded cultural funding structures which effectively disabled feature film production. Twenty years later, history is repeating itself like a macabre nightmare. Since taking power in 2019, the current president has re-destroyed the film industry in Brazil. DOCES PODERES anticipates - in a latent way - the themes at the center of debate in Brazil today, such as racism and female emancipation. Combining politics, power and seduction, the plot borrows from the narrative structures of telenovelas and TV stars also starred in the film. (md/gj) (10.2.)

arsenal cinema: The DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program presents: Salomé Jashi

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Bakhmaro Salomé Jashi
Georgia/Germany 2011
DigiBeta OV/EnS 58 min

Followed by a discussion with Salomé Jashi
arsenal cinema: The DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program presents: Salomé Jashi

09:30 pm Cinema 1

Chlebny Den’

Chlebny Den’ Bread Day
Sergei Dvortsevoy Russia 1998
35 mm OV/EnS 55 min

Introduced by Salomé Jashi

09:30 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Shaihu Umar

Black Desert

Shaihu Umar Adamu Halilu Nigeria 1976 OV/EnS 143 min
Showing first:Black Desert Stefan Römer Germany 2007 without dialogue 2 min

Introduced by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus Stefan Römer in person