january 2021, arsenal cinema

Live Chat with Philip Scheffner

As part of the retrospective on arsenal 3, an online discussion will be held with Philip Scheffner on January 21 at 6pm, moderated by Nicole Wolf. Everyone is invited to join the chat with questions. The discussion will be held in German. Link

january 2021, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3 in January

The program of our virtual cinema arsenal 3 makes direct reference to the activities carried out by our institution: the program of the Arsenal 1 & 2 cinemas , the titles that form part of our arsenal distribution range, or our Living Archive archival practice, which is rooted in both participation and production. In January we will show two programs: the films by Philip Scheffner and program dealing with the the National Film Institute of Guinea-Bissau (INCA – Instituto Nacional de Cinema e Audiovisual).

december 2020, berlinale forum

Berlinale 2021 Will Be a Festival in Two Stages

Industry Online Offer in March / Public Event in June

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 and is pleased to be able to hold the festival for the industry and the public. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will kick off the 71st Berlinale in March with an online offer. In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public audiences – in cinemas as well as open air. The division allows to maintain the two supporting pillars: film market and festival.

december 2020, berlinale forum

Radical Cinema, Then and Now

Online Panel Discussion

As part of the film series Comes the Revolution: The Berlinale Forum at 50 that is showing from December 14 to 20, the German Film Office presents a panel discussion on radical cinema in the 1970s, its legacy, and the continued importance of political filmmaking today. With Josh Siegel, curator of the film series, Berlinale Forum section head Cristina Nord, filmmakers Nuotama Bodomo and Rosa von Praunheim, and festival director Annouchka de Andrade. Moderated by film scholar Yasmina Price.


The discussion takes place on December 18, 2020 at 2pm. Register here.


december 2020, berlinale forum

Berlinale Spotlight: 50 Years of the Forum in New York

As part of the Berlinale Spotlight series, the Arsenal iis presenting a selection taken from this year’s Berlinale Forum anniversary programme along with the German Film Office, an initiative of German Films and the Goethe-Institut New York. Together with film curators of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Berlinale Forum has put together six programmes entitled "Comes the Revolution: The Berlinale Forum at 50", which can be seen online on the website of the Goethe-Institut from December 14 to 20.

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #25

04:00 pm Cinema 1

Spook Sport

Ah! La barbe

A Chairy Tale

Bewitched Matches

Mme. Croquemitaine


*Spook Sport Mary Ellen Bute, Norman McLaren USA 1939 16 mm 8 min
*Ah! La barbe Der lästige Bart Segundo de Chomón F 1905 16 mm silent 2 min
*A Chairy Tale Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra Canada 1957 35 mm Music 10 min
*Bewitched Matches Behexte Zündhölzer Emile Cohl F 1903 35 mm 3 min
*Mme. Croquemitaine Die böse Hexe Georges Denola F 1909 35 mm 5 min
*Vormittagsspuk Hans Richter Germany 1928 16 mm Music 6 min

Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter For everyone ages 5 and up
arsenal cinema: Following the sun – Mikhail Kalik retrospective

06:00 pm Cinema 1

Diskussion: Das Werk Michail Kaliks zwischen Tauwetter und Exilkino

Panel discussion: The Oeuvre of Mikhail Kalik - Between Thaw Period and Exile Cinema

With Erika and Ulrich Gregor, Christoph Huber, Anna Malgina, Barbara Wurm In English language Free admission
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Staging spaces

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Tokyo monogatari

Tokyo monogatari Tokyo Story
Yasujiro Ozu Japan 1953 With Chisu Ryu, Setsuko Hara
DCP OV/German and French ST 136 min

arsenal cinema: Following the sun – Mikhail Kalik retrospective

07:30 pm Cinema 1

I woswraschajetsja weter …

Neotprawlennoe pismo w Moskwu

I vosvrashayetsya veter ... And The Wind Returns
USSR/USA 1991 35 mm OV/GeS 133 min
Showing first: Neotpravlennoe pismo v moskvu Unsent Letter to Moscow
Israel 1977 16 mm OV/GeS 32 min