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Mohenjo Daro (Flyer)

Mohenjo Daro

Ashutosh Gowariker – 2016

Set amid the ancient Indus Valley civilization circa 2016 B.C., an indigo farmer from Amri named Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) travels downriver to the largest city, Mohenjo-daro, where during a street mishap he saves the life of a beautiful woman named Chaani (Pooja Hegde) who as "The Chosen One" in service to Sindhu Ma, the goddess of the river which is the centre of their culture, is "the symbol of Mother Sindhu's grace and blessing. More

Char

Sourav Sarangi – 2013

Char is an island in the river that forms the border between India and Bangladesh. It is there that a boy named Rubel and his family live, along with others who lost their homes. The island emerged like a gift that the river gave to the people as a refuge after it tore away their native village when the water levels rose. But this gift is built on sand, a fleeting environmental reaction after the dam upstream was put into operation. Out of necessity, the people – much like the birds – have made use of this new terrain and built up a contraband business. More

My Name is Salt (Flyer)

My Name is Salt

Farida Pacha – 2013

Year after year, for an endless eight months, thousands of families move to a desert in India to extract salt from the burning earth. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into sea. And still they return, striving to make the whitest salt in the world. More

Bombay Diaries - Dhobi Ghat (Flyer)

Bombay Diaries - Dhobi Ghat

Kiran Rao – 2011

  Eine Stadt, vier Menschen, viele Geschichten: Shai ist neu in Bombay. Die junge Hobby-Fotografin will die Heimat ihrer Eltern mit der Kamera erkunden. Sie trifft auf den unnahbaren Künstler Arun und verbringt eine Nacht mit ihm. Ihre Wege trennen sich. Und während Arun sich in den schicksalhaften Videotagebüchern der ihm unbekannten Hausfrau Yasemin verliert, freundet sich Shai entgegen aller Konventionen mit dem Wäscher Munna an. More

Luck By Chance (Flyer)

Luck By Chance

Zoya Akhtar – 2009

Luck By Chance is a new Indian drama in a wonderful mixture of Bollywoodstile and arthouse. Written and directed by Zoya Akhtar the film featured co-producer Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma in the lead roles of a loving couple. Rishi Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla, Isha Sharvani and Sanjay Kapoor feature in the supporting roles. The film is about the journey of an young actor who arrives in Mumbai and gives everything to become a movie star. More

Unni - Life is All About Friends (Flyer)

Unni - Life is All About Friends

Murali Nair – 2006

The first in a trilogy, 'Life is All About Friends' tells the story of Unni, a young boy from a village in Kerala, and his friends Gopi, Ramu and Raju as they get together at the start of a new school year. Unni comes from an upper-caste, Nair family. His mother and grandmother, with whom he lives, enforce the strict, orthodox rules Nair's are expected to follow. It's a privileged world, but one that leaves Unni frustrated. Fortunately for him, life outside home is very different. Led by troublemaker Gopi, Unni gets up to all kinds of mischief at school. More

Le serviteur de Kali - Nizhalkkuthu (Flyer)
Lagaan (Flyer)

Lagaan

Ashutosh Gowariker – 2001

Lagaan takes place in the small village of Champaner, now in the State of Gujarat, in western India during the height of the British Empire in India in 1893. Captain Andrew Russell, the commanding officer of the Champaner cantonment, has imposed high taxes (lagaan) on people from the local villages which they are unable to pay due to a prolonged drought. Led by Bhuvan, the villagers beg Raja Puran Singh to help them. He tells them that much to his regret, he is also bound by British law. It is after their visit to the Raja that the people of the village first witness a cricket match. More

Wara mendel - Dance of the Wind (Flyer)

Wara mendel - Dance of the Wind

Rajan Khosa – 1997

There is an old Indian tradition according to which the parents teach their children the songs of wisdom, in order to enable them to bear their fate and their lives with more calmness. Pallavi - acted by India's most successful TV-star Kitu Gidwani - is a young, successful singer who has learnt her art with the help of her mother. She's convinced that she'd still had to learn a lot of her, whereas the mother thinks her already talented enough to keep the tradition of making music and oral deliverance alive herself. More

Charachar (Flyer)
Piravi (Flyer)

Piravi

Shaji N. Karun – 1988

An ageing father waits, in vain, at the bus stop for his son Raghu, a student at the University of Trivandrum, who is supposed to be coming home for the holidays. The elderly Chakyar’s eager happiness slowly turns to disappointment and then anxiety. After several days with no news of Raghu, his family learn that the police have arrested him for singing revolutionary songs at the university’s annual fête. Chakyar goes to the capital, hoping to find support from the Minister of Internal Affairs, and is soon joined by his daughter, who does not, however, share his optimism. More

Titash ekti nadir naam (Flyer)
Une ville à Chandigarh - Le Corbusier (Flyer)

Une ville à Chandigarh - Le Corbusier

Alain Tanner – 1965

When, in 1947, a portion of Punjab province was assigned to the newly created Pakistani State, Albert Mayer began planning a new capital for the portion which remained in the possession of India. Le Corbusier had been responsible since the 1950s for general planning and, more particularly, for large-scale buildings typical of the governmental sector. A year after the death of Le Corbusier, Alain Tanner began shooting his film in a city still partially under construction, or even, in certain places, at the planning stage. More

Subarnarekha (Flyer)
Meghe dhaka tara (Flyer)

Meghe dhaka tara

Ritwik Ghatak – 1960

The film tells the story of Nita, a beautiful young woman who lives with her family, refugees from East Pakistan, in the suburbs of Calcutta. Nita is a self-sacrificing person who is constantly exploited by everyone around her, even her own family, who take her goodness for granted. Her life is ridden with personal tragedy: she loses first her fiancé, then her job and finally her health by contracting tuberculosis. It is only when she collapses that her family begins to realize what they have done to her. Her mostly absent would-be singer brother is the only person who cares about her. More

Pyaasa

Guru Dutt – 1957

Unemployed Vijay is the youngest in his family consisting of his widowed mom, and two brothers. His passion is poetry - frowned upon by his brothers - who want him to find gainful employment instead. Vijay's poems are quite radical in which he laments about the poor, the destitute, and the arrogance of the rich after the departure of the British from India. His efforts to get them published are in vain. He takes to drinking, gets in trouble with the law, is disowned by his brothers, ends up at a brothel and befriends a prostitute named Gulabo. More

Aparajito - The Unvanquished (Flyer)
Pather Panchali - Song of the Little Road (Flyer)
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trigon-film is a foundation with outstanding films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, pursuing the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since its foundation in 1988, trigon has distributed more than 500 titles to Swiss cinema houses, on DVD and in its online cinema. Most of these titles remain in the trigon collection so that the access to this visual legacy is maintained. Learn more