August 2020, arsenal cinema

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


In her documentary BAKHMARO (Georgia/G 2011), the Georgian filmmaker Salomé Jashi (*1981) uses a static camera to observe the interior life of a decrepit three-story building in the provinces. Aside from a Chinese-run store, a home for refugees, a small food store, a party office and a singing class, the building also houses a restaurant with brightly colored walls, where the tables are always set but there are never any guests. Waiting for customers, a passive hope for change, the burden of debts, lethargy in a static situation; all this reflect the situation of an entire country. Salomé Jashi will also present Sergei Dvortsevoy's CHLEBNY DEN’ (Bread Day, RUS 1998), which depicts everyday life in a remote Russian village during the economic crisis towards the end of the Yeltsin era and shows the derelict Soviet infrastructure. Since the train carrying the bread does not actually come all the way to the village, the elderly inhabitants have to push the carriage themselves. (bik) (6.8.)

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