My Life as a Courgette

13 Dec 2017 Director: Claude Barras Switzerland, France 2016 66 min Claude Barras brings us a little miracle of gentleness, tenderness and intense, traditional Frenchness in this beguiling story about Icare, a little boy fond of kites and nicknamed Courgette. A terrible accident means that he is taken to a care home in the country… Continue reading My Life as a Courgette

I Am Not Your Negro

7 Mar 2018 Director: Raoul Peck USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland 2016 93 min Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement, race remains a defining issue in the United States of America. James Baldwin’s final book, Remember This House, was due to address the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin… Continue reading I Am Not Your Negro

Paris, Je T’aime – Paris I Love You

4 Feb 2009 Director: Various France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland 2006 120 min A collage of twenty vignettes interweave, with stories of encounters within the districts of Paris. Each tale is helmed by a different director with an international cast and gracefully merges with the preceding piece. Together they compose an affectionate love letter to one of… Continue reading Paris, Je T’aime – Paris I Love You

The Wonders

03 November 2021 Italy/Switzerland/Germany 2014 Director: Alice Rohrwachers Outstanding performances from the ensemble cast bring warmth and insight to this film about an alternative-lifestyle family eking out a breadline existence as beekeepers in the Tuscan wilds. When a television crew arrives to film the “Countryside Wonders” competition, twelve-year-old Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu) is transfixed by… Continue reading The Wonders


Kosovo/Switzerland/Albania/North Macedonia 2021 84 Minutes Director: Blerta Basholli A major award-winner at Sundance, Hive is an outstanding first feature from director Blerta Basholli. In March 1999, the Kosovan village of Krusha e Madhe was the site of a massacre that left 240 people dead or missing. Seven years later, the villagers live without knowing the… Continue reading Hive