Ahasin Wetei - Between Two Worlds (Flyer)

Ahasin Wetei - Between Two Worlds

The young man fell from the sky Communication relay burns Flee from the city and its commotion, return to nature Become part of another story That of the legend of the prince In the hope of a love Hiding behind the hollow in a tree Nothing magic is improbable What happened yesterday, may happen again tomorrow. More

Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec (Flyer)

Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec

In hope of a better life, two young couples leave their respective countries. Melinda and Nik leave Albania by boat for Italy, in order to be able to live out their forbidden love. Vera and Marko leave Serbia by train for Austria, traveling through Hungary. Marko, a talented cellist, has the opportunity to enter the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. But upon their arrival at the border, and even though their visas are in order, their problems begin. 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

  • Every Day Is a Holiday - Chaque jour est une fête DVD
    DVD Every Day Is a Holiday
    CHF 15.00 / EUR 13.00
Love and Honor - Bushi no Ichibun (Flyer)

Love and Honor - Bushi no Ichibun

Yoji YamadaJapan – 2007

Shortly after assuming his post as food taster, Shinnojo loses his eyesight. The fish that was given to the head of the clan was poisoned. Prior to this, Shinnojo had held an inferior position in the ruler’s entourage. Realising that not only will he remain blind until the end of his days, but he must now relinquish his position and will need assistance for rest of his life, Shinnojo becomes dejected and melancholy. His wife, Kayo, is the only one able to prevent him from committing suicide: “I can’t imagine life without you. But, go ahead and kill yourself. More

Hana Yori mo Naho (Flyer)

Hana Yori mo Naho

The time is 1702. A young samurai, Aoki Sozaemon (Okada Junichi) has left his countryside hometown, and is now living in Edo (now Tokyo), in search of Kanazawa Jubei (Asano Tadanobu), the man who killed his father. He is living in a dilapidated tenement house, in the poor quarters of the city of Edo. His neighbors in the so-called "row houses" are all good, solid folk who can never even hope to rise out of the squalor of their surroundings. More

Daratt - Dry Season (Flyer)

Daratt - Dry Season

After a forty-year civil war, the radio in Chad announces that the government has decided to grant amnesty to all war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim (Ali Bacha Barkai), a 16-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys him and, armed with his father's own gun, he goes in search of Nassara (Youssouf Djaoro), the man who made him an orphan before he was born. It does not take long before he finds him. Nassara is running a bakery. More

Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei (Flyer)

Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei

Yoji YamadaJapan – 2003

Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada), a low-ranking samurai and family man, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make both ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe (Rie Miyazama), his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel. More

Gori Vatra - Fuse! (Flyer)

Gori Vatra - Fuse!

This film directed by Pjer Zalica was the best shown at the 2005 Global Lens Film Festival. It is now available on dvd in the USA courtesy of First Run Features. It includes a video introduction by the director. Fuse is set in Tesanj, a Bosnian town close to the Serbian border, two years after the civil war officially ended. Corruption and hatred are palpable and most townfolk are engaged in one type of illegal activity or another. More

West Beyrouth (Flyer)
Un soir après la guerre (Flyer)
  • One Evening after the War - Un soir après la guerre DVD
    DVD One Evening after the War
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Nostalgie de la campagne - Thuong nho dong que (Flyer)

Nostalgie de la campagne - Thuong nho dong que

Dang Nhat MinhVietnam – 1995

Seventeen-year-old Nhâm lives with his mother, little sister and sister-in-law Ngu in a remote village in Vietnam. His father died in the war, his brother moved away to find work elsewhere. The three work day after day in the rice fields. Between Nhâm and Ngu evolves a quiet, deep relationship. But the beautiful Quyen, who has lived in the USA for years and now returns to her native village even if only for a short time, turns Nhâm's head. Quyen seems to be only marginally aware of Nhâm's growing admiration and not at all aware of Ngus' wordless jealousy. More

  • Nostalgia for Countryland - Thuong nho dong que DVD
    DVD Nostalgia for Countryland
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
The Puppetmaster - Hsimeng rensheng (Flyer)
Al Leil (Flyer)

Al Leil

Mohamed MalasSyria – 1990

Mohamed Malas was born in 1945 in Syria's Kuneitra, not far from the border with present-day Israel, which destroyed the important Kuneitra traffic junction in the Six-Day War. Now Malas flashes back to the time between 1936 and 1967. In Al Leil he depicts the childhood of a boy who, as an adult, reconstructs the footsteps of his father, the times of constant absence. One day he hadn't appeared at all after having fought for democracy for years and hardly found time for his family, for his private life. The boy grew up with his mother. More

Kosh ba kosh (Flyer)

Kosh ba kosh

Mira, a young woman from Russia, comes to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, to visit her father, a player who often loses and finally even has to give away Mira to an old man. But Daler, a young player, falls in love with Mira and simply abducts her into his rather weird world. Daler is the boss of the local, thoroughly rotten aerial cableway. Its faded yellow cabins are suitable for every cargo: tourists as well as for hay, beer crates, stolen goods and even as a love-home for a clandestine rendez-vous. More

  • Kosh ba Kosh - Odds and Evens DVD
    DVD Kosh ba Kosh
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
  • trigon-film edition 25: Central Asia DVD
    DVD trigon-film edition 25: Central...
    CHF 27.00 / EUR 24.00
Bodhi Dharma - Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun (Flyer)

Bodhi Dharma - Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun

Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment, and an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok has brought to the monastery to raise as a monk. The story is mostly Yong Nan's, told in flashbacks: how he came to the monastery, his brief return to the city, his vacillation between the turbulence of the world and his hope to overcome passions and escape the idea of self. More

  • Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the East DVD
    DVD Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for...
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Ugetsu monogatari (Flyer)

Ugetsu monogatari

Kenji MizoguchiJapan – 1953

In his masterpiece Ugetsu monogatari the Japanese Kenji Mizoguchi tells the story of Genjuro, a potter, and his brother-in-law, the farmer Tobei. The two live with their wives in a small village in the middle of a war-torn area. And they have ambitions that take advantage of the turmoil of war. Genjuro wants to travel to the city with his pots and earn a lot of money as quickly as possible. Tobei wants to achieve fame and honor as a Samurai. Both risk everything - and lose. The pursuit of money and fame, Mizoguchi makes clear here, inevitably involves the loss of inner values. More

Shizukanaru Ketto (Flyer)

Shizukanaru Ketto

Akira KUROSAWAJapan – 1949

At the end of the war, doctor Fujisaki is wounded during an emergency operation in the hospital. A little later he notices that the patient is suffering from syphilis and that he has infected himself. Fearing to pass on the disease, he breaks up with his fiancée after the war and silently fights his illness with the means available at the time. His former patient, however, lives carelessly and marries; his deformed child is born dead. The "Arztfilm" was a popular genre in the post-war years, especially in Germany. More