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  • Brazilian Mythscapes

    Ranging from Cinema Novo to the contemporary scene, Brazilian Mythscapes presents a selection of 16 films that enter into a dialogue with Duncan S. A. Bell’s notion of the mythscape.

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    There's a Strong Wind

    The archive as a refuge: film series and publication on films that have found an exile in the Arsenal archive.

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    La expropiación

    Raúl Ruiz Chile 1974

    16 mm Original version with German subtitles 63 min.

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    Film still from CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS: Two indigenous Krahô sit on the floor in a hut.

    Chuva É Cantoria na Aldeia dos mortos

    Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza Brazil, Portugal 2018

    DCP Original version with English subtitles 114 min.

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    Film still from CARMEN MIRANDA: BANANAS IS MY BUSINESS: Carmen Miranda on stage.

    Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business

    Helena Solberg Brazil, UK 1995

    92 min.

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    Film still from BYE BYE BRASIL: A man stands in the doorway of a painted car equipped with a loudspeaker.

    Bye Bye Brasil

    Carlos Diegues Brazil 1980

    16 mm Original version with English subtitles 100 min.

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    Tres tristes tigres

    Raúl Ruiz Chile 1968

    35 mm Original version with English subtitles 98 min.

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    Film still from OS FUZIS: People in a small room.

    Os Fuzis

    Ruy Guerra Brazil, Argentina 1964

    DCP Original version with English subtitles 80 min.

    Introduced by Adilson Mendes (in English language)

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    Film still from INFERNINHO: A person in a bunny costume.


    Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes Brazil 2018

    DCP Original version with English subtitles 82 min.

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    República and Babilônia 2000

    Babilônia 2000

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Sample Eunice Martins

Pianist Eunice Martins at the piano.

Every month, pianist and composer Eunice Martins presents the work of a silent film actress. On August 25, at 8 pm, it's that time again: Tania Daleyme plays in Germaine Dulac's LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI (F 1921) and Eunice Martins accompanies the film on the piano.
A sample by Eunice Martins can be heard beforehand. It is an excerpt of the piece Through This Night from her collection cinematic pieces.


Karl Winter

Karl Winter (13.9.1949 – 18.2.2022)

Our colleague, friend and companion for many long years, Karl Winter passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of February 18th. Following his own cinema projects and initiatives as well as a position at the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, he worked as a managing clerk at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art (Friends of the German Film Archive until 2008) from 1987 to 2012 and yet was far more than that: Karl was the heart and soul of the distribution department. Every year after the Berlinale, he brought the films that screened at the Forum to cinemas with passion and conviction. In so doing, he never forgot older films in the collection, short experimental works or the unknown titles he conjured up. His most important means of communication was the telephone. Some may still remember how he would sit in his office in the front window of Welserstraße 25, telephone receiver in his hand, index cards all around him and the 16mm projector behind him for rapid screenings as necessary. In many, many personal conversations, he heard about the difficulties, but also the successes of the cinema landscape. None of this changed when we moved to Potsdamer Platz: he listened, gave advice, offered sympathy when things didn’t work out and shared the joy of cinema owners and filmmakers when events went well. Through his experience, knowledge and ideas, he was involved in the programming of hundreds of regional arthouse and repertory cinemas and film clubs over his 25 years of service. He was always there for us too, also long after his retirement. Karl personified everything about cinema: collective thinking, shared experience and showing solidarity in one’s actions. 
Karl Winter is a huge part of our history and we will always remember him. We’re hugely sad and deeply affected by his loss. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

Hygiene rules

Hygiene Concept

From 1. June 2022 onwards, masks are no longer mandatory. However, we still recommend wearing a mask. The number of available seats is restricted.

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