january 2020, arsenal cinema

Federico & Marcello – The films of Federico Fellini starring Marcello Mastroianni

Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was one of the most significant personalities of Italian cinema and contributed to film history with his very personal and poetic narrative style. To cele-brate his 100th birthday, the Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin is presenting an exhibition entitled “Fellini/Mastroianni/Alter Ego”. Running from 16th January to 29th February, it will feature hitherto unreleased photographs of the director and his favorite actor Marcello Mastroianni. Arsenal will show 35mm prints of the five films that the two friends made to-gether between 1960 and 1987.

january 2020, arsenal cinema

Kenji Mizoguchi Retrospective

In January, we pursue our Kenji Mizoguchi retrospective with nine more films, including some, which are – unjustifiably – less known, as well as works made during the Second World War and in the immediate post-war era. Up to 1945, the Japanese government maintained control over the film industry. After the war, the US occupiers promoted “de-mocracy” and “emancipation” through film. Mizoguchi, for his part, developed a radical and acute criticism of Japan’s rigid social conventions, its patriarchal structures, and the oppression of women early on in his career. However, the harshness and drama of some of the scenes in his post-war films are particularly striking – they are the eloquent expression of the profound uncertainty that prevailed in Japanese society.

january 2020, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour – Make Them Laugh

“Make them laugh!” – The Lumière brothers seemingly already made this appeal their own: the first laugh in film history can be seen in the short sketch L’arroseur arrosé from 1895. Now, 125 years later, cinema has diversified and amplified, declined and manipulated, laughter, run through all its possible categories and pushed it in infinite different directions. We no longer just laugh at comedies – pars pro toto, one can mention here the classical "comic relief", when tension, fear or grief, all these emotions, reach a highpoint and suddenly dissolve in a moment of laughter. Apart from films by and starring great comics, the program also turns its attention to the apparent (no less amusing) byways of film history and all the many variations of the laugh, whether it stems from liberation or unease, bursts out from the throat or ends up sticking there, or comes across as uncontrollable or cryptic.

december 2019, berlinale forum

The Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded Present Their 2020 Anniversary Programme

The Berlinale Forum takes place for the 50th time in 2020. In collaboration with Forum Expanded, the section will be presenting the films shown in the year it was founded to celebrate this anniversary. Bringing the 1971 programme back to the big screen offers a way of examining an era as eventful in society as it was in culture. The relationship between the films, their historical context, and our own present day will form the subject of a day of panel discussions on February 27, 2020.

december 2019, berlinale forum

First Works Confirmed for Forum Expanded

Al-Houbut (The Landing) by Akram Zaatari

The selection of the 15th Forum Expanded is nearly complete. Works already con-firmed include new films by Ana Vaz and Akram Zaatari and installations by Filipa César, Kika Thorne, Joe Namy, Forensic Architecture and The Otolith Group.

Following last year’s successful inaugural show at silent green Kulturquartier, this year’s group exhibition will be taking place there at the underground Betonhalle once again.

 

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_04. The Film Heritage Festival

10:00 am Cinema 1


Vorträge

Impulsreferat und anschließendes Podiumsgespräch von Claudia Zeitler (FFA) : Die neue Digitalisierungsoffensive: „Förderprogramm Filmerbe“
Podium: Laura Holtorf (Wim Wenders Stiftung), Peter Fries (Omnimago, Ingelheim), Martin Koerber (Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin), Thomas Worschech (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt), Moderation: Christiane Peitz (Tagesspiegel-Redakteurin)
11.30: Vortrag von Anna Sienkiewicz –Rogowska (Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA), Warschau): A Decade of Changes: Financing, Organisation and Technology. The National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute as a Competence Centre in the Digitisation of Audiovisual Collections. In englischer Sprache
13.30: Vortrag von Oliver Danner (Tonrestaurator): Einführung in die Erhaltung historischer Tonspuren.
14.00: Werkstattbericht von Anke Mebold (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt): Sprossenton Vielfarbig – Tücken der Tondigitalisierung
14.30: Werkstattbericht von Anke Mebold (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt), Oliver Hanley (Filmuniversität Babelsberg), Oliver Danner (Tonrestaurator): Den Ton aus vollem Halse schmettern (können?) – Die Restaurierung des tönenden Stummfilms von „Die Jagd nach der Million“

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_04. The Film Heritage Festival

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Die Jagd nach der Million

Die Jagd nach der Million Max Obal
Germany 1930 DCP 91 min

arsenal cinema: Film:ReStored_04. The Film Heritage Festival

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Gigant Berlin

Gigant Berlin Leo de Laforgue
FRG 1964 DCP 87 min

Introduced by Dirk Förstner (Bundesarchiv, Berlin)
arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Ji-ok-hwa / A Flower in Hell

Ji-ok-hwa / A Flower in Hell Shin Sank-ok
Republic of Korea 1958 35 mm OV/EnS 86 min

arsenal cinema: Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Korean Cinema 1934–1962

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Eoneu yeodaesaengui gobaek / A College Woman’s Confession

Eoneu yeodaesaengui gobaek / A College Woman’s Confession
Shin Sang-ok Republic of Korea 1958
35 mm OV/EnS 121 min