october 2021, arsenal cinema

And Life Goes On – Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective

Director Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) is the most significant representative of modern Iranian cinema and one of the most respected auteurs worldwide. He also received considerable international acclaim as a painter, photographer, and poet. His early films have only recently been restored and become available with English subtitles, which we are taking as the impetus to present a comprehensive retrospective of his oeuvre in October.

The retrospective was curated by Anke Leweke and will be accompanied by introductions and video messages from friends and colleagues of Kiarostami’s from Iran. We are also happy to welcome David Streiff, former director of the Locarno Film Festival, Kiarostami’s translator and artistic collaborator Massoumeh Lahidji, and director Mani Haghighi. On October 10th, a short film program of Kiarostami’s films will be show as part of the Sunday afternoon program for children and their families "Big Cinema, Small Cinema".

 

october 2021, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3: Abbas Kiarostami + Retrospective Angelika Levi

On October, we are showing films on arsenal 3 that put a spotlight on Abbas Kiarostami and his filmmaking. The program is supplemented by video messages and introductions that will also be shown in the cinema before individual films. Amir Naderi, Jafar Panahi, Mahmood Kalari, Seifollah Samadian, Leila Hatami, Taranhe Aidoosti, Kanako Hayashi, and Asghar Farhadi – colleagues, collaborators, actors – all give accounts of their relationship to Kiarostami’s films.

In addition, we continue the retrospective of Angelika Levi's films since 1983 on arsenal 3 after the presentation of the digitally restored version of Angelika Levi’s MEIN LEBEN at Archival Assembly #1.

october 2021, arsenal cinema

The Last City

An archeologist and a weapons designer who knew each other in a former life as a filmmaker and a psychoanalyst meet at an archeological excavation site in the Negev Desert and begin discussing love and war; a conversation they continue in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. The film then proceeds with changing actors in changing roles; a round dance that takes us to the cities of Athens, Berlin, Hong Kong, and São Paulo. The characters include an old artist who meets his younger self, a mother who lives with her two grown sons (a priest and a policeman), a Chinese woman and a Japanese woman, a curator and a cosmologist. Their dialogues deal with now-obsolete social taboos, generational conflict, war guilt, and cosmological musings. The architecture of each of the five cities serves as the third participant in the protagonists' dialogues, and completes their philosophical and metaphysical journeys. (PYM Film)

To coincide with the theatrical premiere of the film DIE LETZTE STADT (2020) by Heinz Emigholz, we are showing both the English and German language versions, supplemented by two further films by the director: In STREETSCAPES (2017), we dive into the former lives of two characters who we know from DIE LETZTE STADT, back when one was still a filmmaker (John Erdman) and the other a psychoanalyst (Jonathan Perel). In and in front of buildings by Julio Vilamajó, Eladio Dieste, and finally Arno Brandlhuber, they discuss artistic blockages, creative powers, and the mediating effect of the camera. The film is based on a five-day analytical marathon that Emigholz undertook with trauma specialist Zohar Rubinstein. In DER ZYNISCHE KÖRPER (1991), Emigholz was already examining life processes and creative crises as well as the diverse relationships between eternally-minded architectures and the finite lifetime of the human body. Five people leaf through the notebooks of a deceased publisher’s editor who was their friend: a writer, a photographer, an architect (John Erdman), a graphic artist, and a translator. (21., 23., 26. & 29.10., screenings attended by Heinz Emigholz)

arsenal cinema: Arsenal Filmatelier: Big cinema, small cinema #11

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Fluke

Horse Over Tea Kettle

Lights

My Name is Oona

Rhythm

4000 Frames – An Eye Opener Film

Le tonnerre de Jupiter

What's ringing, scratching, rattling in the film?
*Fluke Emily Breer USA 1985 16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*Horse Over Tea Kettle Robert Breer USA 1962 16 mm without dialogue 8 min
*Lights Marie Menken USA 1965 16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*My Name is Oona Gunvor Nelson USA 1969 16 mm OV 10 min
*Rhythm Len Lye USA 1957 16 mm OV 1 min
*4000 Frames – An Eye Opener Film Arthur & Corinne Cantrill AUS 1970 16 mm OV 3 min
*Le tonnerre de Jupiter Georges Méliès F 1903 16 mm without dialogue 4 min

Sound Workshop and Moderation: Eunice Martins and Laura Mello
From 8 years onward
arsenal cinema: Symposium: The Shock of the Real – Filmmakers in Dialogue

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Nomadisches Kino

Nomadisches Kino

Panel with Asli Özge, Pia Marais and Sergei Loznitsa, moderated by Christoph Hochhäusler and Nicolas Wackerbarth (Revolver)
Free admission
approx. 90 min
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Excess and opulence

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Tabu. A Story of the South Seas

Aloha

Aloha Ulrike Ottinger Germany 2016 Blu-ray 25 min
*Tabu. A Story of the South Seas
F.W. Murnau USA 1931
35 mm English Intertitles 86 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: 50 years of dffb

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Con amore Fabia

Con amore Fabia Maria Teresa Camoglio Germany 1993
DCP 101 min

Maria Teresa Camoglio in person