Centaur (Flyer)

Centaur

There’s a horse thief at large on the outskirts of Bishkek high up in the mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan’s capital. Otherwise not a lot happens in this small community that does at least boast a cinema. This is where stories of the war in Afghanistan, Bollywood fairy-tales from India or films by ex-Soviet director Tolomush Okeyev open up a window on the world. This is also where projectionist and horse thief Centaur lives with his deaf wife and young son. Theirs is a simple life and yet one that increasingly seems to fall foul of the jealously and intrigues of others. More

Au loin des villages (Flyer)

Au loin des villages

Olivier ZuchuatChad – 2009

En avril 2006, 13 000 personnes de l’ethnie Dajo se réfugient dans la plaine de Gouroukoun, à l’Est du Tchad. Tous sont des survivants de la guerre du Darfour. Ils y construisent un camp, s’y enferment et s’y inventent une survie. L'auteur s’est enfermé à son tour dans cette prison sans mur. Des images patientes racontent l’interminable temps de l’attente. Une vie au ralenti qui s’égrène, comme suspendue dans le dénuement. More

Saratan (Flyer)

Saratan

Discontentment reigns in a Kyrgyzian village: money is not flowing as expected, everyone is trying to arrange his own business, if necessary secretly, communism is still finding adherents and the rustler Taschmat is at work, pursued by the village police man Salamat. The villagers belief in better times is weak, as well as their belief in a fair God. Be it Allah or Jehova, they prefer devoting themselves to terrestrial joy. While some are managing to profit from the situation, others are getting nothing. More

Ndeysaan - Le prix du pardon (Flyer)
  • The Price of Forgiveness - Ndeysaan DVD
    DVD The Price of Forgiveness
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
The Legend of Love - Tcherike-ye Hooram - Afsaneh- (Flyer)
  • The Legend of Love -Tcherike-ye Hooram DVD
    DVD The Legend of Love -Tcherike-ye...
    CHF 15.00 / EUR 13.00
Lagaan (Flyer)

Lagaan

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

Eu, tu, eles (Flyer)

Eu, tu, eles

In Russas, a poor, desolate and dry settlement in the arid backlands of the northeast of Brazil, the countrywoman Darlene de Lima Linhares lives together with her three husbands - Osias, Zezinho and Ciro - and two children. She has managed her simple life with them, taking from each one what he's able to give best. A very special story in the middle of nowhere. More

Narayama Bushiko - Imamura (Flyer)
  • The Ballad of Narayama - Imamura DVD
    DVD The Ballad of Narayama
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
La notte di San Lorenzo (Flyer)
  • Night of the Shooting Stars - The Night of San Lorenzo DVD
    DVD Night of the Shooting Stars
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
O Megalexandros (Flyer)

O Megalexandros

The film is a study of the 20th century cult of personality - the myth, the lure and the corruption of the political hero who is a fusion of two characters. Drawing from the so-called Dilessi incident of 1870 (updated in the film to the dawn of the twentieth century), this Megalexandros is a bandit of the sort that typically plagued nineteenth century Greece. More

Sanjuro - Tsubaki Sanjûrô (Flyer)
Yojimbo (Flyer)
Pather Panchali - Song of the Little Road (Flyer)
The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai (Flyer)

The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai

Akira KUROSAWAJapan – 1954

Seven Samurai is set at the end of the 16th century and centres on an impoverished Japanese village that is at the mercy of a marauding gang of bandits. The bandits have ransacked the village before, stealing its crops, but, before striking again, they decide to wait until the next harvest is complete. Determined to stop the assault, the village hires—in exchange for food—a disparate group of hungry samurai to help stave off the attack. More

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