January 2020, arsenal cinema

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: HA’ MAKAH HA’ SHMONIM VE’ AHAT (The 81st Blow)


January 27th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In 2015, Arsenal digitally restored the far too seldom screened documentary HA' MAKAH HA' SHMONIM VE' AHAT (The 81st Blow, David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri, Miriam Novitch, Zvi Shner, Israel 1975) as part of the "Asynchronous: Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust” project. Based on the testimony of Michael Goldmann-Gilad, who as a child in the ghetto was almost beaten to death, the film explores Jewish life in Europe before 1933, Hitler's seizure of power, the outbreak of war, the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto and its demolishment after the Uprisings there, ending with the deportations and extermination camps. Archive footage is transformed from a document and piece of evidence into a monument. (gk) Introduction: Christian Pischel. (27.1.)

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #44: Astonishment at the Everyday

04:00 pm Cinema 1

In the Street

Autoblicke / Views from A Car

Street’s Angels


In the Street Helen Levitt, James Agee, Janice Loeb
USA 1948 16 mm silent 16 min
Autoblicke / Views from A Car Milena Gierke
D 1990 Digital file 2 min
Street’s Angels Khaled Mzher
Libanon/D 2017 Digital file 4 min
Kinozauber Kinder der EKT Regenbogen-Kidz
D 2020 6 min
For all aged 6 and up

Moderated by Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
arsenal cinema: And Life Goes On – Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Gozaresh The Report Iran 1977
DCP OV/EnS 112 min