German firm “Arsenal” supports film restoration in Cuba

German firm "Arsenal" supports film restoration in Cuba

HAVANA, Dec. 5th.  The German firm “Arsenal”, which restored the film “In a certain way”, by Sara Gómez, continues its support for the rescue of Cuba’s film heritage, confirmed today by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industries.

Together with the Cuban Cinematheque, the European country’s company will work on “The Days of Water” by Manuel Octavio Gómez, which was part of the Film Forum section at the prestigious Berlin Festival, the institute added. Arsenal is a long-established film club of this German company, formerly called “Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek”.

Since 2000 it has been located at the Sony Center where classic films from around the world are shown, especially in their original versions.

Every year a new “Magical History” tour is shown: a fascinating cross-section through the history of cinema, from silent to today, in 356 films.