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: 11. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin – 
Nomad Edition

08:00 pm Cinema 1

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Sunday Market: Tripoli


Give Up The Ghost Zain Duraie
Jordan/Sweden/G 2019 DCP OV/EnS 15 min
All Come From Dust Younes Ben Slimane
Tunisia 2019 DCP OV/EnS 9 min
Roujoula Ilias El Faris
Morocco/F 2017 DCP OV/EnS 22 min
Sunday Market: Tripoli Yahya Mourad
Lebanon 2018 DCP OV/EnS 16 min
Brotherhood Meryam Joobeur
Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden 2018 DCP OV/EnS 25 min