Trust Fall: Films from Berlinale Forum Expanded and Arsenal Archive & Distribution

Trust Fall brings together a group of films made up of recent selections from the Berlinale Forum Expanded as well as works from the vast archive of international experimental cinema of the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art. Taking this year’s BIEFF theme - Handle with care - as a jumping off point, the program of personal films approaches questions of intimacy and vulnerability from multiple perspectives. The selected works negotiate the fragile relationships between the camera and its subjects, the film and its audiences, and how these relationships are informed by and in turn form identities. How to represent another, how to represent oneself? What does it mean to fix a moment in time? Who am I now and who will I be in the future? Seven films – from found footage to formalist dance study, hand-drawn animation and queer Super-8-underground to poetic autoportrait – answer these questions in their own way, create a sensory realm of experience and also give an insight into the Arsenal’s work of preserving and presenting film histories beyond the mainstream canon. The program was curated by Uli Ziemons and Angelika Ramlow and it is presented in partnership with the Berlinale Forum Expanded and Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art.