october 2020, arsenal cinema

Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

Though the fifth edition of the Film Restored Film Heritage Festival can only take place under restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 21 film programs from over 15 countries can still be seen on the big screen from October 27 to November 1, all of which were produced, handed down and restored thanks to European cooperation. This year’s festival, titled "A European Affair", is dedicated to the meaningful contribution of cross-border cooperation in the archiving and restoration of film heritage. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, four films will be presented that deal with this turning point in European history. The film program will be supplemented by workshop presentations, talks and panel discussions.

october 2020, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3 in October: Mushroom Associations, Prologue to an enquiry, Footnote to Bertrand Bonello’s “Zombie Child”

The program of our virtual cinema www.arsenal-3-berlin.de makes direct reference to the activities carried out by our institution: the program of the Arsenal 1 & 2 cinemas at Potsdamer Platz, 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 October we will show three programs: “Pilz-Assoziationen” (Mushroom Associations) is a reference to OLANDA (Bernd Schoch, Germany 2019), which arsenal distribution will bring to cinemas on October 18. The “Archive außer sich” project will screen a series of films that deal with strategies in publishing. And two films revolving around the theme of voodoo will be shown as footnotes to Bertrand Bonello’s ZOMBI CHILD (France 2019), which opens our Bonello retrospective on October 2.

arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

11:00 am Cinema 1

Werkstattbericht und Film: Zur Restaurierung von „Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam“

Workshop report and Film: On the restoration process of „Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam“
Introduced by Anke Wilkening (Restorer)
11.30: Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam
Paul Wegener Germany 1921 DCP OV/EnS 76 min

arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

02:00 pm Cinema 1

Die Venus vom Tivoli

Die Venus vom Tivoli Leonard Steckel Switzerland 1953
DCP GV 97 min

Introduced by Maral Mohsenin (Cinémathèque suisse)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

04:30 pm Cinema 1

Akmens un šķembas

Akmens un šķembas Stones and Flinders
Rolands Kalniņš Latvia (USSR) 1966
DCP OV/EnS 86 min

Introduced by Pēteris Sudakovs (Locomotive Classics)
arsenal cinema: Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Europa Lars von Trier Denmark 1991
Digital file OV/EnS 113 min

Introduced by Anke Hahn (Deutsche Kinemathek)