october 2020, arsenal cinema

Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

Though the fifth edition of the Film Restored Film Heritage Festival can only take place under restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 21 film programs from over 15 countries can still be seen on the big screen from October 27 to November 1, all of which were produced, handed down and restored thanks to European cooperation. This year’s festival, titled "A European Affair", is dedicated to the meaningful contribution of cross-border cooperation in the archiving and restoration of film heritage. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, four films will be presented that deal with this turning point in European history. The film program will be supplemented by workshop presentations, talks and panel discussions.

october 2020, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3 in October: Mushroom Associations, Prologue to an enquiry, Footnote to Bertrand Bonello’s “Zombie Child”

The program of our virtual cinema www.arsenal-3-berlin.de makes direct reference to the activities carried out by our institution: the program of the Arsenal 1 & 2 cinemas at Potsdamer Platz, the titles that form part of our arsenal distribution range, or our Living Archive archival practice, which is rooted in both participation and production.

In October we will show three programs: “Pilz-Assoziationen” (Mushroom Associations) is a reference to OLANDA (Bernd Schoch, Germany 2019), which arsenal distribution will bring to cinemas on October 18. The “Archive außer sich” project will screen a series of films that deal with strategies in publishing. And two films revolving around the theme of voodoo will be shown as footnotes to Bertrand Bonello’s ZOMBI CHILD (France 2019), which opens our Bonello retrospective on October 2.

arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

10:00 am Cinema 1


Podiumsgespräch: Film Heritage and Academic Studies

Panel discussion: Film Heritage and Academic Studies

With Oliver Hanley (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Floris Paalmen (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Simone Venturini (Università di Udine), Chris Wahl (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Dominique Willoughby (Université Paris 8), Moderated by Julia Wallmüller (Deutsche Kinemathek)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

12:00 pm Cinema 1


Hôtel des Acacias

Hôtel des Acacias Yves Hanchar, Pierre Charles Rochette,
François Vanderveken, Isabelle Willems Belgium 1982
DCP OV/EnS 42 min

Introduced by Gilles Bissot (INSAS)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

02:00 pm Cinema 1


Werkstattbericht und Film: Collaborating with European Archives to Restore the Swedish Silent Film Heritage

Workshop report and Film: Collaborating with European Archives to Restore the Swedish Silent Film Heritage
Balettprimadonnan Mauritz Stiller
Sweden 1916 DCP OV/EnS 38 min
Judaspengar Victor Sjöström
Sweden 1915 DCP OV/EnS 36 min
Richard Siedhoff on grand piano

Introduced by Jon Wengström (Svenska filminstitutet)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

04:30 pm Cinema 1


Werkstattbericht und Film: Zur Restaurierung von „Extase“

Workshop report and Film: On the restoration process of „Extase“
With Jonáš Kucharský (Národní filmový archiv), Jeanne Pommeau (Národní filmový archiv), Florian
Wrobel (Filmarchiv Austria), Moderated by Matěj Strnad (Národní filmový archiv)
17.30: Extase/Ekstase Gustav Machatý
ČSR/A 1933 DCP OV/EnS 87 min

arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Golden Eighties

Golden Eighties Chantal Akerman Belgium 1986
DCP OV/EnS 96 min

Introduced by Bruno Mestdagh (Cinematek)