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: Homage Marina Vlady – Star, cosmopolitan, activist

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Marina Sylvie Carlier France 2015
DCP OV/EnS 55 min

arsenal cinema: Homage Marina Vlady – Star, cosmopolitan, activist

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Una storia moderna – L’ape regina

Una storia moderna – L’ape regina The Conjugal Bed
Marco Ferreri Italy/F 1963 With Ugo Tognazzi, Walter Giller
35 mm OV/GeS 90 min

Marina Vlady in person
arsenal cinema: 21 archives

10:00 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Incendiary Cinema

Responsabilidad empresarial

*Incendiary Cinema Ken Jacobs
USA 2005 without dialogue 2 min
*Responsabilidad empresarial Corporate Accountability
Jonathan Perel Argentina 2020 OV/EnS 68 min

Open Air cinema at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Admission: 5 / 3 €