june 2021, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3: Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany

The connections between culture in general, cinema in particular, society and racism are currently the subject of controversial discussion. The Berlinale Forum steps into the debate by presenting the film and discussion series Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany: an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.

may 2021, startpage

Nominations for the Documentary and Best First Feature Award

The Nominations for the Berlinale Documentary Award and the GWFF Best First Feature Award have been announced.

may 2021, startpage

Berlinale Forum Special Programme

Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany

The connections between culture in general, cinema in particular, society and racism are currently the subject of controversial discussion. The Berlinale Forum steps into the debate by presenting the film and discussion series "Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany": an experiment in shared curatorial responsibility that puts a spotlight on a chapter of German film production that has been unfairly neglected.

february 2021, edition

Arsenal Publishes Three Works on the Films of Med Hondo with Archive Books

The release of three publications on the work of filmmaker Med Hondo, who died in March 2019, marks the conclusion of the exhibition, festival and book project “Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi – Run, comrade, run, the old world is behind you – The Cinema of Med Hondo,” organized by Arsenal and curated by Enoka Ayemba, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster.

The two books and an e-publication, comprising an integral part of the overall project, are based on and expand upon a variety of events held at Arsenal, Archive Kabinett, SAVVY Contemporary and the silent green Kulturquartier in August 2017. These three publications bring together different perspectives on Med Hondo’s work and include a series of interviews with the filmmaker that have been translated into English for the first time.

Over the course of his long career, Med Hondo not only created films that address decolonization and the history of the African diaspora, developing new artistic means for doing so. He was also equally successful in developing alternatives to European and American production and distribution structures.

 

arsenal cinema: Filmmakers’ Choice: Life between wars

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Step by Step

My Father is Still a Communist: Intimate Secrets to be Published

Merely a Smell

Constructed Futures: Haret Hreik

*Step by Step Ossama Mohammad Syria 1979 DVD OV/EnS 22 min
*My Father is Still a Communist: Intimate Secrets to be Published
Ahmad Ghossein Lebanon/USA 2011 Blu-ray OV/GeS 32 min
*Merely a Smell Maher Abi Samra Lebanon 2007 DVD OV/FrS 10 min
*Constructed Futures: Haret Hreik Sandra Schäfer
Germany/Lebanon 2017 Digital file OV/EnS 28 min

Presented by Sandra Schäfer
arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Daughter of the Dragon

Daughter of the Dragon Lloyd Corrigan
USA 1931 With Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa
35 mm OV 79 min
35 mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive