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: Black Light

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Killer of Sheep

*Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett USA 1977
With Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett
35 mm OV/GeS 81 min

arsenal cinema: Black Light

09:30 pm Cinema 1

Orfeu Negro

Orfeu Negro Marcel Camus
Brazil/France/Italy 1959
35 mm OV/GeS 107 min


10:00 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

El Mar La Mar

Bodies of the Desert

El Mar La MarJoshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki
USA 2017 OV/GeS 94 min
Showing first:Bodies of the Desert
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Jean-Paul Bourdier USA 2005 OV 19 min