October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel

LEIPZIG IM HERBST, 1989

The films by “DDR – ohne Titel” and “WOEST – ohne Titel” refer to the upheaval of 1989. They speak from different geographical and temporal standpoints, as the countries they are listed under indicate. The first ones, shot in East Germany in the “hot” autumn before the fall of the Wall, are ways of approaching the social upheaval at whose center the filmmakers found themselves. LEIPZIG IM HERBST (East Germany 1989) and IN BERLIN 16.10.–04.11.89 (East Germany 1989) are collections of materials that document a search for orientation in a social context that can no longer be understood. “WOEST – ohne Titel” collects the external view of this upheaval, both temporally and geographically. DDR – OHNE TITEL (Germany 1991), FORMER EAST / FORMER WEST (USA 1994) and DIE DDR HAT ES NIE GEGEBEN / APPELL(Germany 2016) are ghost trips – though East Germany, which still appears like a phantom despite having ceased to exist, and through a new Germany of an unclear nature. (ct) (14.10.)

 

arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

10:00 am Cinema 1


Podiumsgespräch: Film Heritage and Academic Studies

Panel discussion: Film Heritage and Academic Studies

With Oliver Hanley (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Floris Paalmen (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Simone Venturini (Università di Udine), Chris Wahl (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Dominique Willoughby (Université Paris 8), Moderated by Julia Wallmüller (Deutsche Kinemathek)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

12:00 pm Cinema 1


Hôtel des Acacias

Hôtel des Acacias Yves Hanchar, Pierre Charles Rochette,
François Vanderveken, Isabelle Willems Belgium 1982
DCP OV/EnS 42 min

Introduced by Gilles Bissot (INSAS)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

02:00 pm Cinema 1


Werkstattbericht und Film: Collaborating with European Archives to Restore the Swedish Silent Film Heritage

Workshop report and Film: Collaborating with European Archives to Restore the Swedish Silent Film Heritage
Balettprimadonnan Mauritz Stiller
Sweden 1916 DCP OV/EnS 38 min
Judaspengar Victor Sjöström
Sweden 1915 DCP OV/EnS 36 min
Richard Siedhoff on grand piano

Introduced by Jon Wengström (Svenska filminstitutet)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

04:30 pm Cinema 1


Werkstattbericht und Film: Zur Restaurierung von „Extase“

Workshop report and Film: On the restoration process of „Extase“
With Jonáš Kucharský (Národní filmový archiv), Jeanne Pommeau (Národní filmový archiv), Florian
Wrobel (Filmarchiv Austria), Moderated by Matěj Strnad (Národní filmový archiv)
17.30: Extase/Ekstase Gustav Machatý
ČSR/A 1933 DCP OV/EnS 87 min

arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Golden Eighties

Golden Eighties Chantal Akerman Belgium 1986
DCP OV/EnS 96 min

Introduced by Bruno Mestdagh (Cinematek)