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.

april 2019, berlinale forum

Cinema Release: "La Casa Lobo"

arsenal distribution is releasing LA CASA LOBO (The Wolf House, Chile 2018) by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña as of April 4. The film is the winner of last year's Caligari award, which enables director Cristóbal León to go on tour with it through cinemas across Germany.

arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words

Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words
Yunah Hong USA 2011 With Doan Ly
Digital file OV 60 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick UK/USA 1975
With Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson
35 mm OV 185 min

arsenal cinema: “it is the present, the present of the past” – Films by Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory

08:15 pm Cinema 2


Kunstpreis ’69

Die Wollands

*Kunstpreis ’69 Rainer Boldt
FRG 1969 16 mm 10 min
*Die Wollands Marianne Lüdcke, Ingo Kratisch
FRG 1972 16 mm 92 min

Presented by Harun Farocki Institut Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory in person