December 2019, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: Rural Biographies – Lives in the Country


Although documentary filmmakers Volker Koepp, Jochen Kraußer, and Karl Farber all have very different artistic signatures when it comes to making their work, their films about people in the Oderbruch, the Thüringer Wald, and on the Mulde all narrate personal biographies of life in the country. Volker Koepp shot AM FLUSS (East Germany 1978) in Oderbruch. The film is not just the portrait of a landscape, but also provides insights into the story of German guilt in the European east. LERCHENLIEDER (Jochen Kraußer, East Germany 1980) is the account of the unusual friendship between a 72-year-old Romanian music box collector and a twelve-year-old farmer’s boy in Thüringen. IN DER STRÖMUNG (Karl Farber, East Germany 1982) is the portrait of a ferrywoman who crosses the Mulde many times per day with her ferry. DAS HAUS AM FLUSS (Roland Gräf, East Germany 1985) tells the story of four women who must deal with life during the Second World War while their husbands right at the front. (kg) (2.12.)

arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

06:00 pm Cinema 1

The Inheritance

Introduction: Bernd Scherer (Director Haus der Kulturen der Welt),
Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Co-Director Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)
The Inheritance Ephraim Asili USA 2020
35 mm OV 100 min

Guest: Ephraim Asili
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

10:00 pm Cinema 1

Trópicos Mecânicos | Mechanic Tropics (Mueda)

Trópicos Mecânicos | Mechanic Tropics (Mueda)
Performance by Felipe Bragança in collaboration with Teatro Griot and Catarina Wallenstein, with a warm up conversation with Felipe Bragança and Catarina Simão
With: Matamba Joaquim, Zia Soares, Catarina Wallenstein, Giovanni Lourenço and Daniel Martinho