Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 pm
Farocki / Müller

Screening, followed by a discussion with Thomas Heise (filmmaker, Berlin) and Jan Ralske (filmmaker, Berlin)
Venue: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

Ost-West: Gespräch mit Heiner Müller (Director: Harun Farocki, 1981, 10 min)

Die Hamletmaschine (Hörfunk / Radio, Harun Farocki, Heiner Müller, Süddeutscher Randfunk, 1978, 21 min)

Die Schlacht. Szenen aus Deutschland (Director: Harun Farocki, Hanns Zischler, 1976, 52 min)

Followed by a discussion with Thomas Heise (filmmaker, Berlin) and Jan Ralske (filmmaker, Berlin)

In the early 1980s, Harun Farocki published a lengthy discussion that he had had with Heiner Müller in the magazine “Filmkritik”. What is hardly known is that under the title
Ost-West part of this discussion was broadcast in 1981 in the television program “Kino '81”. What is even less known is the television version of the production of Müller's play Die Schlacht. Szenen aus Deutschland (1976) that Farocki and Hanns Zischler directed in Basel at the Theaterbühne in the same year. Both films will be presented alongside Die Hamletmaschine (1978), a joint radio production by Heiner Müller and Harun Farocki, to discuss the Farocki/Müller duo and Harun Farocki's continued interest in the developments in the GDR.

Admission: ticket (€ 7,50; members Arsenal and n.b.k.: € 5)

Harun Farocki Retrospective is a project by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in cooperation with Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V., the Harun Farocki Institut, Harun Farocki GbR, silent green Kulturquartier, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, SAVVY Contemporary and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, as part of the Berlin Art Week, supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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