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: AFRIKAMERA 2018: The Horn of Africa

03:00 pm Cinema 1


Supa Modo

Supa Modo Likarion Wainaina
Kenya/Germany 2018
DCP OV/EnS 74 min

arsenal cinema: The Cinema I care about is at the level of poetry

04:30 pm Cinema 2


Three Portrait Sketches

Portrait of Ga

Happy Bees

Where I Am Is Here

Aerial

Colour Poems

Tailpiece

Garden Pieces

Three Portrait Sketches Margaret Tait UK 1951 16 mm 10 min
*Portrait of Ga Margaret Tait UK 1952 16 mm 4 min
Happy Bees Margaret Tait UK 1955 16 mm 17 min
*Where I Am Is Here Margaret Tait UK 1964 16 mm 35 mn
*Aerial Margaret Tait UK 1974 without dialogue 16 mm 4 min
*Colour Poems Margaret Tait UK 1974 16 mm 12 min
Tailpiece Margaret Tait UK 1976 16 mm 9 min
*Garden Pieces Margaret Tait UK 1998 16 mm 12 min

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2018: The Horn of Africa

05:00 pm Cinema 1


Tunisia Factory

Tunisia Factory Short film program
Tunisia/France 2018
DCP OV/EnS 60 min

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2018: The Horn of Africa

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Sudan Shorts Kurzfilmprogramm

Sudan Shorts Short Film Program
Sudan 2015–2017
Digital file OV/EnS approx. 70 min

arsenal cinema: The Cinema I care about is at the level of poetry

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Calypso

Blue Black Permanent

Calypso Margaret Tait UK1955
35 mm 4 min
Blue Black Permanent Margaret Tait UK 1992
35 mm OV 84 min

Presented by Ute Aurand
arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2018: The Horn of Africa

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Five Fingers for Marseilles

Five Fingers for Marseilles
Michael Matthews South Africa 2017
Blu-ray OV/EnS 120 min