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 Artists-in-Berlin Program Presents: Affonso Uchôa

07:00 pm Cinema 1

A Vizinhança do Tigre

O tigre e a gazela

A Vizinhança do Tigre The Hidden Tiger
Brazil 2014 DCP OV/EnS 95 min
Showing first: O tigre e a gazela Aloysio Raulino
Brazil 1976 DCP OV/EnS 15 min

Followed by a discussion with Affonso Uchôa
arsenal cinema: The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program Presents: Affonso Uchôa

09:30 pm Cinema 1

Rodrigo D: No futuro

Teremos Infância

Rodrigo D: No futuro Víctor Gaviria
Colombia 1990 DCP OV/EnS 93 min
Showing first: Teremos Infância Aloysio Raulino
Brazil 1971 DCP OV/EnS 12 min

Introduced by Affonso Uchôa