Revolverkino at Gropius Bau
Escape from Daily Life – Paranoia – Obsession
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
The Firmling, D: Karl Valentin, GER1934, 35mm
Mauvaise Graine D: Billy Wilder, FR 1934, 16mm, French OV with English subtitles
Thursday 23 May 2019
Coda D: Fulvio Baglivi, IT 2016, 35mm
L'orizzonte D: Raffaele Andreassi, IT 1969, 35mm
Flashback D: Raffaele Andreassi, IT 1969, 35mm, Italian OV
Talk: Fulvio Baglivi
Friday 24 May 2019
Kunstkammer, D: Carlos Escolano, ES 2013, digital, Spanish OV with English subtitles
Arrebato, D: Iván Zulueta, ES 1979, 35mm, Spanish OV
Explore the breadth of film history, formats and genres over three successive evenings every month: the film magazine Revolver showcases what cinema can be at the Gropius Bau.
Are we watching the film – or is the film watching us? The program Escape from Daily Life – Paranoia – Obsession – Mediterranean Masterpieces, curated by Filmkollektiv Frankfurt e.V. (Svetlana Svyatskaya, Felix Fischl, Gary Vanisian) poses the question whether cinema is a place for coping with personal and collective existential crises.
Presented on the first evening is Billy Wilder’s directorial debut, Mauvaise Graine (1934), which he shot in France while fleeing Germany for the US. Screened prior to this is Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt’s grotesque tale The Firmling (1934).
On the second evening Raffaele Andreassi’s Flashback (1969), an exceptional work of Italian film history, will be shown: an associative, visually stunning stream of memories of a German soldier during the Second World War. Revolverkino will present a restored 35mm copy from the archive of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale, followed by a conversation with Fulvio Baglivi, filmmaker and editor of a publication on Andreassi.
The final evening of the series is dedicated to the 1979 Spanish cult film Arrebato by Iván Zulueta. The film takes the audience on an enigmatic psychedelic trip into the abysses of cinematic obsession, masterfully alternating between horror and experimental film.