Ultimos dias en La Habana (Flyer)

Ultimos dias en La Habana

Fernando PérezCuba – 2016

Diego and Miguel are both in their mid-forties. They are living in a dilapidated apartment in central Havana without running water or any modern amenities. Miguel earns his money washing dishes in a privately run restaurant; he, his family and neighbours also care for Diego, who is bedridden on account of his HIV infection. While Diego tries to maintain his joie de vivre, Miguel becomes increasingly withdrawn. Only the two of them know about Miguel’s secret: he is planning to emigrate to the USA and is just waiting for his visa. More

Sheherazade (Flyer)
Casa de areia - The House of Sand (Flyer)

Casa de areia - The House of Sand

THE HOUSE OF SAND brings together for the first time two of Brazil’s most celebrated actresses. Academy Award nominee Fernanda Montenegro and Palme d’Or winner Fernanda Torres – real-life mother and daughter – shine in this unique film about the lives of three generations of women. They persevere as they are challenged by the forces of Mother Nature and the tough, inhospitable sand dunes of northern Brazil, which play pivotal roles in their lives. More

Sonhos de Peixe (Flyer)

Sonhos de Peixe

In a tiny village on the northeastern coast of Brazil, the young fisherman Jusce scrapes out a living by diving 30 meters with rudimentary equipment for lobster. His ‘prize’ at the end of a long day of risky work is sitting close to Ana as she savors the drama of urban sophisticates on her favorite soap opera. Ana dreams of leaving the village to see the world. Jusce is content with the life he leads. Jusce’s old fishing buddy - Rogerio - returns from the big city for holidays. With his Buggy he drives around the dunes and scores Ana’s immediate attention. More

Umoregi - La forêt oubliée (Flyer)

Umoregi - La forêt oubliée

Kohei OGURIJapan – 2005

The action takes place in a small town near the mountains. The heroine, MACHI, is a high school student, who has yet to find her direction in life. One day, she and her friends start making up a story, which they decide to continue as a kind of relay. One after another, the girls continue the dreamlike tale, which unfolds like a “future history”, invisible to the protagonists. Meanwhile, for the adults of the town things are different. Their “story” is forged from the realities of life, and from their past. The two stories progress side by side, never seeming to cross. More

Be With Me (Flyer)

Be With Me

Eric KhooSingapore – 2005

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude: there is an aging, lonesome shopkeeper who doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and dumb lady of his own age. Then there is Fatty, a security guard in his fifties who lives for two things: good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of flats. But, if it is easy to satisfy his first need winning the heart of the distant belle is a horse of another color. More

Suite Habana (Flyer)

Suite Habana

Fernando PérezCuba – 2003

It might take two viewings to grasp fully what Fernando Pérez is doing in "Suite Habana," an elusive but intermittently beautiful tone poem on film. There is virtually no dialogue. There are no story lines that build to a climax, no documentary-style voice-overs. There are just snippets from a day in Havana, so disjointed and seemingly random that it takes a while to realize that Mr. Pérez is focusing on 10 specific individuals, tracking them through 24 hours in their painfully ordinary lives. More

Todas las azafatas van al cielo (Flyer)

Todas las azafatas van al cielo

Julián, an overweight ophthalmologist who is emotionally upset due to the unexpected death of his flight-attendant wife, and of Teresa a free-spirited young stewardess unhappy in love and fearful that she's pregnant. Julián makes the decision to travel to the Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, where they he and his wife first met, in order to scatter his wife's ashes and to follow his wife in death by ending his own life by freezing to death. More

  • Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven - Todas las azafatas van al cielo DVD
    DVD Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Las aventuras de Dios (Flyer)
  • The Adventures of God- Las aventuras de Dios DVD
    DVD The Adventures of God- Las aventuras...
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Una casa con vista al mar (Flyer)
  • A House with View to the Sea DVD
    DVD A House with View to the Sea
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Borges - Los libros y la noche (Flyer)

Borges - Los libros y la noche

Allant et venant entre le documentaire et la fiction, le film aborde la vie et l'oeuvre de l'un des plus grands auteurs de langue espagnole: Jorge Luis Borges. La texture du film est une juxtaposition de documents d'archives et d'univers fascinants de labyrinthes infinis de bibliothèques et de livres. Walter Santa Ana incarne le personnage créé par l'écrivain argentin, qui n'est autre que Borges lui-même. More

La nube (Flyer)

La nube

An eclectic group of actors struggle to save their theater from being demolished and replaced with a shopping mall. Max, the leader of the troupe, is a workaholic director who abandoned his family to build his career and is forced to confront the daughter he deserted. Then there is Enrique, the playwright-poet who is reduced to pawning his belongings to sustain his livelihood when his state pension is severed. Finally, there is Fulo who is driven to succeed so that she can bring her daughter from Rio de Janeiro. (L. Wong) More

La vida es silbar (Flyer)

La vida es silbar

Fernando PérezCuba – 1998

Three different characters in a Havana, that always seems to be like today, must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has recently promised God celibacy, if she gets the main role of "Giselle"; Social-worker Julia always faints after hearing a certain word, like other people do in the streets to different words; and percussionist Elpidio was abandoned by his mother named Cuba quite some time ago and has not yet gotten over the loss. Now he fells in love with an northern activist. More

Pequeños milagros (Flyer)

Pequeños milagros

Rosalie is a cashier at a supermarket. She lives alone, loves reading fairy tales and hides in a magic fantasy world in order to survive living in the real one. She thinks she is a fairy who came on a mission and got caught in this world. Santiago is a scientist who works in an international research project to detect signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He is a lonely man who lives with his dog and his computer, watching Rosalia at the bus-stop, where he has installed a web camera. Rosalía finds she has some extra-sensory powers and thinks three young women she knows are fairies. More

Mossane (Flyer)

Mossane

Faye SafiSenegal – 1996

This Senegalese melodrama tells the story of a young girl called Mossane who lives in a village between the ocean and the savannah. There, veneration for the traditions is very common. There's a legend saying that every other century a girl is born who is doomed because of her beauty. Mossane is only fourteen years old but is already considered to be extraordinary beautiful. Even her own brother is in love with her. According to the custom she has been promised to a rather wealthy man called Diogoye since the day of her birth. More

Despabílate amor (Flyer)

Despabílate amor

When a group of former high school pals who came of age during a brutal Argentinean dictatorship reunite 25 years after their graduation, old bonds are reexamined and old wounds are reopened in this poetic comedy drama. Among other issues, Ernesto must deal with his former love’s (marriage to his onetime best buddy Ricardo. A series of flashbacks explore the intertwining stories of these old friends. A film with a lot of music, that provokes nostalgic feelings, for sure among viewers of the same age as the main characters. More

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

  • Don't die without telling me where you're going DVD
    DVD Don't die without telling me...
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Madagascar (Flyer)

Madagascar

Fernando PérezCuba – 1994

"I dream exactly what I live every day," a professor, bored with her mundane life, tells her therapist. But the visual evidence on screen at the start of "Madagascar" suggests that dreams are never that banal. Bicyclists crowd the street, riding to work in slow motion in a haunting, shadowy blue dawn. The 50-minute "Madagascar" has the resonance and eloquence of the best poetry, as it deftly turns an adolescent's search for identity into a metaphor for post-revolutionary Cuba. Laura is a professor at a shabby, stultifying college. More

  • Quiéreme y verás & Madagascar DVD
    DVD Quiéreme y verás & Madagascar
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Les yeux bleus de Yonta - Udju azul di Yonta (Flyer)
  • The Blue Eyes of Yonta - Udju azul di Yonta DVD
    DVD The Blue Eyes of Yonta
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Le collier perdu - Tawk al hamama al mafkoud (Flyer)

Le collier perdu - Tawk al hamama al mafkoud

Nacer KhemirTunisia – 1991

The fairy tale "the dove's lost necklace" by Nacer Khemir tells the story of Hassan, a young man who is taught calligraphy by his master. One day he runs across a portion of an old text which convinces him that it holds the secrets to love. With the help of an impudent young boy and the boy's monkey (whom the boy thinks is an enchanted prince), Hassan sets out to find the rest of the manuscript. What he finds instead is the beauteous Aziz. Despite their being separated by war, they are soon reunited. More

  • The lost Necklace of the Dove - Le collier perdu de la colombe DVD
    DVD The lost Necklace of the Dove
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
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

The Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna (Flyer)

The Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna

On nice summer day Jumpei Niki, a Tokyo based entomologist and educator, is in a seaside village collecting specimens of sand insects. As it is late in the day and as he has missed the last bus back to the city, some of the villagers suggest that he spend the night there, they offering to find him a place to stay. That place is the home of a young woman, whose house is located at the bottom of a sand pit accessible only by ladder. He later learns that the woman's husband and child died in a sandstorm, their undiscovered bodies buried somewhere near the house. More

  • The Woman in the Dunes DVD
    DVD The Woman in the Dunes
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00

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