Öndög (Flyer)

Öndög

Quan'an WangMongolia – 2019

A naked woman is found murdered in the Mongolian steppe. Overnight, a young and inexperienced policeman has to secure the crime scene. Since he is not familiar with the dangers on site, a local herder is sent to guard him and the body. This resolute woman in her mid-thirties knows how to handle a rifle – and how to scare away wolves. She lights a fire against the cold. Alcohol also helps them to stay warm. At her instigation, the two get closer to each other. The next morning, they will go their separate ways. More

Peepli (live) (Flyer)

Peepli (live)

Anusha RizviIndia – 2010

Our media are always running after new sensations and seem to love every crisis. In the Indian comedy Peepli (live), a former journalist shows us how much the media likes to influence events, when they end up smelling their headlines or the supposed scandal. This story takes place in a peaceful Indian farming village where the families have too little to live and too much to die. More

Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma (Flyer)

Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma

Cai NINGMongolia – 2005

Under the encouragement of the Chinese government, the traditional way of life of the nomads of the Mongolian plains change. Once a culture with a great emphasis on raising horses on the grassy plains, they are encouraged to move into the cities to work as industrial workers. However, one family tries to resist this change, trying to raise money to send their child to school by selling yogurt. Unfortunately, this is hardly sufficient and they are forced to sell their beloved horses. More

Una casa con vista al mar (Flyer)
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Djomeh (Flyer)
Vacances au pays (Flyer)
Po di sangui (Flyer)

Po di sangui

This film, in the style of an African folk tale, is set in the forest village of Amanha Lundju, a place where the birth of children is celebrated by the planting of a tree. The trees are considered spiritual twins. But for every tree planted, the rapacious state destroys many more for firewood and lumber. The tale begins as the wanderer Dou returns to the village. He discovers that Hami, his twin brother just died for no apparent reason. According to the tradition Dou takes on his late brother's wife and children, something that displeases Saly, his betrothed. More

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

Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê (Flyer)

Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê

Rithy PanhCambodia – 1994

Les Gens de la rizière tells the story of Yong Poeuw, his wife Yim Om and their seven daughters. The land is scarce, the family members are many, the children are growing up, the balance has become fragile. Yong Poeuw and Yim Om suspect that a rupture is coming. More

Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad (Flyer)

Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad

Abbas KiarostamiIran – 1992

Together with his young son a father heads off for an inimitable quest: By car they drive through the nightmarish chaos of the erathquake catastrophe from 1990. The destruction demanded over 50'000 deaths, entire villages were razed to the ground. People report how they were suddenly faced with the catastrophe, standing in front of nothing, having lost their entire families with over thirty relatives. But still the film is not a report of terror. More

Ta Dona (Flyer)

Ta Dona

Adamo DraboMali – 1991

Ta dona is the story about a young forest ranger and his life in the African country of Mali in the 1990s. He's a young Bambara man, an employee in Mali's Ministry of Rivers and Forests, searching for an ancient herbal remedy for childbirth, a plant with mythical healing powers. The secret knowledge he is trying to achieve, he wants to use for the people's good. He sees that his work holds the key to the future of his country (through reforestation) and he dislikes the short-sighted, money-grubbing ways of his superiors. More

Urga (Flyer)

Urga

The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe, when all of a sudden the Russian truck driver Serguei gets stuck with his truck close to there tent. The cultural gap between Gombo and Sergei seems to be big, but with the time they all come closer, when knowing mor about eachother. More

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

Der grüne Berg (Flyer)

Der grüne Berg

Mit seinem Spielfilm «Höhenfeuer» avancierte Fredi M. Murer zum erfolgreichsten Schweizer Filmautoren der vergangenen Jahre. «Der grüne Berg» war ursprünglich auf dem Weg zu einem nächsten Spielfilm entstanden. Aus dem kleinen Nebenprojekt entwickelte sich ein abendfüllender Dokumentarfilm, einwichtiger Beitrag zu Fragen der Verantwortung von Mensch und Gesellschaft gegenüber Nachwelt und Natur, ein spannungsgeladenes Dokument in Sachen abgewirtschaftete Demokratie. More

Zan Boko (Flyer)

Zan Boko

Gaston Kaboré’s movie «Zan Boko explores the conflict between tradition and modernity with a family in a rural contexr. It has been for long time a central theme in many African films. Kaboré tells the poignant story of a village family swept up in the current tide of urbanization. In doing so, «Zan Boko» expertly reveals the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence society into an industrialized commodity economy. More

Piravi (Flyer)

Piravi

Shaji N. KarunIndia – 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 - A River Called Titas (Flyer)

Titash ekti nadir naam - A River Called Titas

Ritwik GhatakIndia – 1973

A fisherman, Kishore, marries a young girl accidentally when he visits a nearby village. After their wedding night, Kishore's young bride is kidnapped on the river. On losing his wife, Kishore becomes mad. Meanwhile, his young bride fights with the bandits, jumps into the river and is saved by some villagers. Unfortunately, the young bride knows nothing about her husband, she doesn't even know her husband's name. The only thing she remembers is the name of the village Kishore belongs to. Ten years later, she attempts to find Kishore with their son. More

Deus e o diabo na terra do sol (Flyer)
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Subarnarekha (Flyer)
Meghe dhaka tara (Flyer)

Meghe dhaka tara

Ritwik GhatakIndia – 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

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