may 2019, arsenal cinema

Guest: Lana Gogoberidze

The German translation of the autobiography of the Georgian director Lana Gogoberidze (*1928) has just been published, with the title “Ich trank Gift wie kachetischen Wein” (“I drank poison like Kakhetian wine”). We will present the book at a reading followed by a screening of RAMDENIME INTERVIU PIRAD SAKITCHEBZE (Some Interviews on Personal Matters, Lana Gogoberidze, USSR/Georgia 1978), which was recently released on DVD. In the film, a journalist called Sofiko interviews all kinds of women about their lives and desires, while at the same time trying herself to find a fragile balance between professional fulfillment and family-related duties. With great sensitivity, Lana Gogoberidze uses a documentary-esque style and dynamic camera movements to tell the story of how the personal and the political are intertwined. Focused on the daily struggle of an emancipated woman, the film is considered one of the first feminist films made in the Soviet Union. (al) (1.5.)

april 2019, arsenal cinema

Life at Any Price –
 Bo Widerberg Retrospective

Passionate rebellion and his desperate need to tell stories at any cost brought him to film, realizing his vision of a cinema combining social engagement and romantic devotion in his 13 features, shaping, examining, and celebrating humankind’s struggle for a dignified, self-determined life in great images of tremendous clarity: Swedish filmmaker Bo Widerberg (1930–1997) left behind a shimmering, multi-faceted oeuvre and was already regarded as one of the most important Swedish directors alongside Ingmar Bergman and Victor Sjöström in his lifetime. Unlike them, however, his work is hardly known outside his home country.

The retrospective runs from April 12–28.

april 2019, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour: Clothes in Motion – Costumes, Styles and Fashion in Film

This month's Magical History Tour invites audiences to take a look into the studios of international costume-makers, fashion designers and artists from seven decades: White suits, red shoes, black coasts, dark sunglasses – there is many a piece of clothing or accessory to be found over the course of film history that seems to encapsulate an entire film, even outside of its immediate context. Yet even before costumes attain this iconic status, they tell stories within the film, give their wearers new life, conceal hidden depths, create atmospheres, and leave their mark on the look, texture, and often even the soundtrack of films. The dramatic, narrative, and psychological function of costumes in film is undisputed, as is their influence on the zeitgeists, fashion trends, and styles which they call into existence, play a role in, and launch.

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_02: The Festival of Film Preservation

11:00 am Cinema 1


Zwei unter Millionen

*Zwei unter Millionen Victor Vicas, Wieland Liebske
FRG 1961 DCP 95 min

Introduced by Julia Wallmüller (Deutsche Kinemathek)
arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_02: The Festival of Film Preservation

02:00 pm Cinema 1


Das Unheil

Das Unheil Peter Fleischmann FRG 1972
DCP 110 min

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_02: The Festival of Film Preservation

04:30 pm Cinema 1


Werkstattbericht

Balagan

Progress report: The author as producer. Andres Veiel (Filmmaker),
Julia Wallmüller (Deutsche Kinemathek)
17.00: *Balagan Andres Veiel Germany/F 1993 DCP 96 min

arsenal cinema: Female Gazes from Georgia - Contemporary Documentaries

06:30 pm Cinema 2


On the Move

Altzaney

On the Move Tsira Gvasalia
Georgia 2013 DCP OV/EnS 50 min
Altzaney Nino Orjonikidze Georgia 2009
Beta SP OV/EnS 30 min

Nino Orjonikidze in person
arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_02: The Festival of Film Preservation

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Ulf Drechsel und Gudy Fichelscher legen auf!

Tobby

Schatten

Ulf Drechsel und Gudy Fichelscher legen auf!
Der Journalist im Gespräch mit Tobbys Frau über Jazz mit Tracks aus den 60ern
20.15: *Tobby Hansjürgen Pohland
FRG 1961 DCP 75 min
*Schatten Hansjürgen Pohland FRG 1960
35 mm 9 min

arsenal cinema: Female Gazes from Georgia - Contemporary Documentaries

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Un dragon dans les eaux pures du Caucase

Un dragon dans les eaux pures du Caucase
The Pipeline Next Door Nino Kirtadze F/Georgia 2005
Beta SP Georgian OV/EnS 90 min