trigon-film is a foundation with exceptional films from Africa, Asia and Latin America ant the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since 1988 trigon has distributed approximately 250 titles to Swiss and Austrian cinema houses. Among these have been wonderful productions such as «Bodhi Dharma» by Korean director Bae Yong-kyun, «The Lost Collar of the Dove» by Tunisian director Nacer Khemir, or «El Viaje» by Argentinian director Fernando Solanas, films which have captivated an audience of more than 100,000. There have been smaller, subtle works such as «The Puppet Master» by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien, or «Zan Boko» by Gaston Kaboré from Burkina Faso, which were able to find their own responsive audience and are still circulating throughout Europe. We have dreamlike visions such as the Cuban movie «La vida es silbar» by Fernando Pérez. The overwhelming success of this last trigon film of the 20th century (120'000 entries) has shown us that dreams are dreamt everywhere on this planet and that the art of cinematic story-telling repeatedly brings forth its adepts in unexpected places. However, they have to be discovered and offered to the public for discovery.
Movies from the South and the East
For all filmlovers
The motion picture has been the medium of the 20th century, the movie house the place where dreams can become true. It is here that there is a particularly intensive and indelible transmission of realities, be they readyfound or fabricated. The film is a global form of communication, moving pictures convey moving stories to all corners of the world. And this continues to be so at the beginning of the 21st century. More
With the help of the new Swiss "visions sud est" Fund, film producers from countries in the South and East are to receive production and promotional support for their film projects. More