Rara (Flyer)

Rara

Pepa San MartinChile – 2016

Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is hardly any different than it is for other families. The situation is actually totally fine with Sara. But not everyone sees it that way – her father in particular has his doubts. As Sara’s 13th birthday approaches, she’s feeling rather overwhelmed: her first crush, a body in the midst of changes and to top it off, conflicts over loyalty with her parents ... Everything feels wrong. More

Conducta (Flyer)

Conducta

Ernesto DaranasCuba – 2014

Eleven-year-old Chala (Armando Valdés Freire) lives with his addict mother Sonia (Yuliet Cruz). In order to provide for the two of them, he raises carrier pigeons and trains fighting dogs with a man who may or may not be his biological father. School provides a stabilizing force in Chala's life, thanks to his close relationship with his spirited sixty-something teacher, Carmela (Alina Rodríguez). More

Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik (Flyer)

Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik

Rok BičekSlovenia – 2013

Due to a huge difference in the way they perceive life, the relationship between the students and their new German language teacher becomes critically tense. When one of the students commits suicide, her classmates accuse the teacher of being responsible for her death. The realisation that things are not so black and white comes too late. More

Anina (Flyer)

Anina

Anina Yatay Salas is a pensive redhead who really does not like hername. Each part is a palindrome, which means it reads the same bothforwards and backwards. Her schoolmates are always teasing herabout this, especially Anina’s arch-enemy Yisel. When these two getinto a playground fight one day they are sent to the school head whodisciplines them with a nerve-racking punishment: they are both givena sealed black envelope which they are not allowed to open foran entire week. Haunted by nightmares, the days drag by endlesslyfor Anina. More

La mirada invisible (Flyer)

La mirada invisible

Diego LermanArgentina – 2010

Marita is a supervisor at the Colegio Nacional in Buenos Aires, the establishment that trains the country’s future elite. She is 23 and wants to do things right. Mr Biasutto, the head supervisor, immediately sees in her the zealous employee that he has been waiting for and teaches her to become the vigilant eye attentive to everything but that avoids attracting the attention of others: the invisible eye. Marita then throws herself into the relentless surveillance of this tiny, closed world, imagining, detecting, pursuing... More

Unni - Life is All About Friends (Flyer)

Unni - Life is All About Friends

Murali NairIndia – 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

Mille mois - Alf Chahr (Flyer)

Mille mois - Alf Chahr

1981 - Morocco – The month of Ramadan. With her seven-year-old son, Mehdi, Amina moves in with her father-in-law, Ahmed. Mehdi’s father is in prison but the boy believes that he has gone to work in France: his mother and grandfather maintain this illusion for his sake. At school, Mehdi has the privileged task of looking after the teacher’s chair. His relationship with the village, his friends and the world revolves around this object. More

Blue Gate Crossing (Flyer)
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    DVD Blue Gate Crossing
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
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    DVD trigon-film edition 25: Taiwan
    CHF 27.00 / EUR 24.00
Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche (Flyer)

Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche

Xiaoshuai WangChina – 2001

Beijing today. Guei has left his village behind and has come to the city with great expectations. It takes some time, however, before he finds himself a job as a bicycle courier, earning ten yuan for each trip. Should he manage to collect six hundred yuan, he would be in a position to buy his silver mountain bike – his pride and joy – and become its owner. For this reason, Guei doesn’t ever let the odd complaint from a disgruntled customer get him down. He simply accepts it and concentrates on his work. And Lord knows, it’s hard enough. More

Dôlè (Flyer)
Vacances au pays (Flyer)
Beshkempir (Flyer)

Beshkempir

Beshkempir (The Adopted Son) takes its title from the name of the boy whose story it tells. His life is sunny and carefree, spent in childhood games, until the day he hears terrible news from his playmates: he is not his parents’ biological child. Overnight, his best friend becomes his rival and the young girl of his dreams starts going bicycling with somebody else. His pleasant and peaceful existence is over: if his parents are not his own, Beshkempir feels he has lost his whole identity. He tries to gradually overcome the problems that arise from this new situation. More

Fools (Flyer)

Fools

The long-awaited, much-anticipated first feature film by a black South African director. Adapted from Njabulo S. Ndebele's novella of the same name but set a decade later during the final years of the apartheid regime, FOOLS tells the story of a disgraced middle-aged schoolteacher who is confronted by an 18-year-old activist whose sister he raped. According to Mr. More

  • Zulu Love Letter & Fools DVD
    DVD Zulu Love Letter & Fools
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
La danse du singe et du poisson (Flyer)

La danse du singe et du poisson

The seven young Cambodian actresses who were chosen to play the main parts of The Rice People were all born during the Khmer Rouge genocide between 1975 and 1979 or under the subsequent occupation. When they are not on the set, they are all practicing the art of choreography between the walls of the former royal palace of Phnom Penh. More

Klamek Ji Bo Beko (Flyer)
Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen (Flyer)

Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen

Shaohong LiChina – 1990

The young teacher Li Mingguang is to be murdered in the north of China because of having taken the virginity from the young girl Li Pingwa. The whole family wants to take revenge on him for that, even the whole village. Critical of society, the film is about the backgrounds origin of the deed. This is shown through the inquiries on the part of the prosecution, the conversations between the villagers and the social structures of the place. More

Hello Hemingway (Flyer)
Les baliseurs du désert - El Haimoune (Flyer)

Les baliseurs du désert - El Haimoune

Nacer KhemirTunisia – 1984

It is in a village lost at the bottom of the desert, a young teacher was named, to teach, but there is no school. Through the yant glance foudro of a girl, our teacher is aspired by another world to the suspended time where côtoient Thousand and One Nights. Coordinate all the hidden force of an underground memory. One of the most beautiful desert movies, in which storyteller and painter Nacer Khemir tells us the journey of a young teacher that arrives in a desert village. More

Akahige - Redbeard (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