Le sommeil d'or - Golden Slumbers (Flyer)

Le sommeil d'or - Golden Slumbers

Davy ChouCambodia – 2012

A nocturnal drive along a rural highway into a city at dawn that is somehow moving in the wrong direction. It is only after a while that you notice that the vehicles are travelling backwards, receding back into the dusk of reality. This mysterious metaphor forms the starting point for a journey into the unknown history of Cambodian film. Nearly 400 films were made in Phnom Penh between 1960 and 1975, only 30 of which survive today. The Khmer Rouge burnt them or allowed them to decay along with many of the country’s studios and cinemas. More

Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh (Flyer)

Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh

Mani HaghighiIran – 2012

Leyla and Kaveh are the instruments of a cruel and bizarre game. The well-situated couple drive through the mountains distributing plastic bags full of money to every poor and unfortunate person they meet. At first everything goes according to plan as they disdainfully “share the joy” with their shocked “neighbors” while documenting the event via cellphone. They encounter those, however, who refuse the strange gift – and others who end up offending the irresponsible strangers. More

Un mundo secreto (Flyer)

Un mundo secreto

Gabriel MariñoMexico – 2012

‘María, someday somebody will notice you and realise how special you are …’ these are the words that María notes down in her diary. She also writes herself passionate love letters. But nobody notices how desperate she is. How could they? She is such an unassuming girl and hardly ever speaks. Not even to the boys she often allows to sleep with her, just like that. Afterwards she slaps her face hard. She can’t go on like this. More

Avé (Flyer)

Avé

La Bulgarie des faubourgs  Parti de Sofia, Kamen se rend en stop à Roussé, dans le nord de la Bulgarie. Sur la route, il rencontre Avé, une jeune fugueuse un peu paumée de 17 ans, qui lui impose rapidement sa compagnie. A travers cette rencontre, c’est le portrait d’une jeunesse en errance et d’une Bulgarie oubliée de la mondialisation que Konstantin Bojanov nous fait découvrir. More

The Other Bank - Gagma napiri (Flyer)

The Other Bank - Gagma napiri

Twelve-year-old Tedo lives with his young mother in Keto in an isolated hut on the outskirts of Tiflis. Tedo and Keto are refugees from Abchasia. The civil war has claimed everything they ever owned, including Tedo’s and Keto’s hopes for a bright future as an intact family unit. Tedo was just four years of age when they were obliged to flee from Abchasia. At the time, they had to leave behind Tedo’s father – his weak heart made it impossible for him to take on such a strenuous journey. More

Chaque jour est une fête (Flyer)

Chaque jour est une fête

Dima El-HorrLebanon – 2009

Three women in a bus in Lebanon. They have the same destination: a men's penitentiary. The first woman wants to visit her husband whom she hasn't seen since their day of marriage. The second one has only one goal: to get her husband who has to serve a long sentence to sign the divorce papers and thus gain back her freedom. The third woman is afraid. She carries the gun that her husband, a prison guardian, has forgotten at home. A straight road seems to be leading them quickly to their destination: from Beirut centre to the Mermel prison in the desert. More

Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr (Flyer)

Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr

Soraya, 28, born and raised in Brooklyn, decides to return to live in Palestine, a country that her family was exiled from in 1948. On arriving in Ramallah, Soraya tries to recover the money left in an account by her grandparents but meets with refusal from the bank. Her path then crosses that of Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, unlike hers, is to leave the country for good. To escape the constraints linked to the situation in Palestine but also to earn their freedom, Soraya and Emad take things into their own hands, even if this means breaking the law. More

Comrades In Dreams (Flyer)

Comrades In Dreams

Uli GaulkeNorth Korea – 2007

They live thousands of kilometres apart from one another and yet are chasing the same dream. In COMRADES IN DREAMS, we meet people whose lives revolve around cinema. One of them is Han Jong Sil, the North Korean with the unforgettable smile. She loves life – even one in which she is torn between propaganda, her own dreams and crop reports. She wants to improve the quality of other peoples’ existence by showing them films. Vulnerable, lonely and full of longing, she dazzles like a comet above a sea of uniformity. More

Que tan lejos (Flyer)

Que tan lejos

Tania HermidaEcuador – 2006

Self-discovery journey of two girls in their mid twenties while they travel along the Ecuadorian mountains and coasts. Esperanza (Hope) and Tristeza (Sadness) will not find postcard views or perfect love, but their journey will teach them there’s a world beyond that. More

Siberian Mammoth - O Mamute Siberiano (Flyer)

Siberian Mammoth - O Mamute Siberiano

Vicente FerrazBrazil – 2005

This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration. It follows Soviet filmmaker Mikhail Kalatosov as he travels to Cuba in the early 1960s to make his film, a vignette drama which failed in both countries and was ressurrected in the West in the 1990s when Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese endorsed Milestone Films' 1993 ancillary release. First-time Brazilian director Vicente Ferraz arrives in Havana to track Kalatosov's ambitious 14-month shoot. More

Bombón - el perro (Flyer)

Bombón - el perro

Carlos SorinArgentina – 2004

Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan "Coco" Villegas. He, who has been a gas station attendant for twenty years in Patagonia, finds himself jobless overnight. He first tries to survive by selling knives of his own making. But business is bad and he can't find real work. One day though, after fixing a vehicle on a farm, he acquires a beautiful Argentinian watch dog. From this blessed day on, things start shaping well at last... More

Nicotina (Flyer)
Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark (Flyer)

Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark

A film shot in on shot with no break. On a winter's day, a small party of men and women arrive by horse-drawn carriage to a minor, side entrance of the Winter Palace. The narrator meets another spectral but visible outsider, "the European", and follows him through numerous rooms of the palace. Each room manifests a different period of Russian history, but the periods are not in chronological order. More

What Time is it There? - Ni na bian ji dian (Flyer)
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El entusiasmo (Flyer)

El entusiasmo

Ricardo LarraínChile – 1999

"El entusiasmo" is set in Chile in 1980. Three young people, Guillermo, Fernando and Isabel meet and become friends during the dictatorship years. Ten years later, Fernando and Isabel are married and have a baby, and, enjoying the new political freedom, they move to another part of the country where they meet Guillermo again. It is the story of the chilean society right after Pinochets military dictatorship. More

West Beyrouth (Flyer)
No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas (Flyer)

No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas

Don‘t Die without Telling Me Where You‘re Going is an extraordinary film by a remarkable director, Eliseo Subiela (Man Looking Southeast, Dark Side of the Heart).This is masterful filmmaking that brings to life an invisible dimension of our world: auras, souls, spirits. William and Rachel have loved each other in various lives. In the life this movie depicts, William is Leopoldo, lives in Buenos Aires, and is working on an invention: a dream collector. While testing his invention, he finds Rachel, who in this life is a soul. More

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El viaje (Flyer)
Topio stin omichli (Flyer)

Topio stin omichli

LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST is a film about the void. It is a film about despair, about the failure of contemporary society. The prodigal father who figures in almost every Angelopoulos film here has evaporated into his mythical essence - leaving his children to become the wanderers in search of him. In the «chaos», two children appear, little Alexandros and his older sister Voula. In order to exorcise their loneliness, they invent a secret universe for themselves, inhabited by their dreams. More

I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo (Flyer)

I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo

Yasujiro OZUJapan – 1932

Yoshii, his wife and their two sons, Ryoichi and Keiji, move into a Tokyo suburb. The head of Yoshii’s department lives nearby. When he invites Yoshii’s family and all the children in the neighbourhood to a film show at his house, Ryoichi and Keiji are thrilled to discover their father on the screen. But when he starts pulling all sorts of faces to please his boss and thereby – in the eyes of his sons – embarrasses himself in front of everyone, the two boys’ world is in tatters. Upon returning home, they demand an explanation for his undignified behaviour. More

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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