The Song of Mary Blane (Flyer)

The Song of Mary Blane

Bruno MollSwitzerland – 2019

Der Solothurner Kunstmaler Frank Buchser wird im Jahre 1866 in die USA geschickt um ein grosses Gemälde der ‘Helden des Bürgerkriegs’ für den künftigen Nationalratssaal in Bern zu malen. Anfänglich porträtiert Buchser fleissig die Politiker und Generäle im Sinne seiner Auftraggeber. Mehr und mehr interessiert er sich aber für die in die Reservate vertriebenen Indianer und die Lebensbedingungen der eben befreiten Sklaven. More

Hanezu no tsuki (Flyer)

Hanezu no tsuki

Naomi KawaseJapan – 2011

The Asuka region is the birthplace of Japan. Here, in ancient times, there were those who fulfilled their lives in the midst of waiting. Modern people, apparently having lost this sense of waiting, seem unable to feel grateful for the present, and cling to the illusion that all things will move constantly forward according to one’s own plan. In ancient times, there were three small mountains that people believed were inhabited by gods. They were Mt. Unebi, Mt. Miminashi, and Mt. Kagu, and they still stand. More

Bombay Diaries - Dhobi Ghat (Flyer)

Bombay Diaries - Dhobi Ghat

Kiran RaoIndia – 2011

One city, four people, many stories: Shai is new in Bombay. The young amateur photographer wants to explore her parents' home country with her camera. She meets the unapproachable artist Arun and spends a night with him. Her paths separate. And while Arun gets lost in the fateful video diaries of the unknown housewife Yasemin, Shai makes friends with the washer Munna contrary to all conventions. He leads her through the remotest corners of the pulsating and modern metropolis, falls in love and begins to dream of the impossible. More

Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis (Flyer)

Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis

Bruno MollTunisia – 2007

A very special journey: In 1914 Paul Klee visited the South of Tunis. More than 90 years later, the filmmaker Nacer Khemir, a painter himself and admirer of Klee, makes the same journey, following the marks Klee has left and guiding the spectator into the tunisian culture in all its richness. We learn about Khemir's films as well as the fascination of Paul Klee and his work. 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

Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark (Flyer)

Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark

A film shot in on shot with no break. On a winter's day, a small party of men and women arrive by horse-drawn carriage to a minor, side entrance of the Winter Palace. The narrator meets another spectral but visible outsider, "the European", and follows him through numerous rooms of the palace. Each room manifests a different period of Russian history, but the periods are not in chronological order. More

El sol del membrillo (Flyer)
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Nostalghia (Flyer)

Nostalghia

Andrei TarkowskiItaly – 1983

Andrei Gortchakov, a Russian writer, travels through Italy in the footsteps of a fellow composer to write his biography. With great sensitivity for the emotions of those who are far from their country, Andrei Tarkovski, supported by his Italian co-writer Tonino Guerra, draws a meeting of cultures and periods. More

Athina, epistrofi stin Akropoli - Athen (Flyer)

Athina, epistrofi stin Akropoli - Athen

Angelopoulos was born and grew up in Athens. The Athens that starts from the Acropolis and extends to the small Byzantine churches of the old quarter, the remains of the neo-classical homes, the quiet squares, the apartment buildings, the narrow streets, the vehicles, the pedestrians. It is not a city but the stage on which a drama is being played out, as, of course, is the rest of Greece in the films of Angelopoulos. More specifically, a tragedy made up of treasured memories, stories and personal experience. More

Rashomon (Flyer)

Rashomon

Akira KUROSAWAJapan – 1951

Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made: Three men take shelter at one of the gates leading to Kyoto, waiting for the rain to stop. We are under the Heian era (9th - 12th centuries). To pass the time, they discuss an event that took place recently: the discovery of the body of a samurai, probably killed by the bandit Tajomaru. The three men were in fact called to testify at the trial. They each report what they said at the trial, and what they saw. Four versions are opposed, the widow - who was allegedly raped by the bandit - also having her own. More