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The Internation Festival
Signes de Nuit

is invited by

The Festival
La Noche de los Cortos

Lima, Peru

September 2011


The Program of Peru

Simple Presence Future Perfect (Presencia Simple Futuro Perfecto)

Davide Pepe
2008 | Digital | 0:05:00

A shrill voyage into a space of great nervosity and threat. Beauty is broken, the existential alphabet declined into emptiness.


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Aorta (Aorta)

Daniel Wawrzyniak
2009 | HD | 0:05:00

Aorta – big arterial root, the branches of which supply blood to all tissues.





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The title was shot (le titre a été abattu)

Vivian Ostrovsky
France, United-States
2009 | Digital | 0:09:00

The film was commissioned for a conference of film theory in Berlin in 2009 entitled: The Cinematic Configurations of the ‘I’ and ‘We’. Composed of fragments from over 25 films dating from the 1920s to the 90s, this whimsical short features cowboys,Indians and damsels in distress. Tarzan, Jane, gorillas and lions are illustrating Wittgenste'sin, Deleuze's and Slavoj Zizek’s philosophical considerations. A fast-paced, heart-pounding cinephilic farce.




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Clean up (Clean up)

Sebastian Mez
2008 | 35mm | 0:09:20

His job is to clean up the death chamber at an American prison after the executions of the condemned by way of lethal injection. It is a ritual act in which the viewer becomes witness to an execution.


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Hanasaari A (Hanasaari A)
La Terraza del hospital (Hospital Terrace)

Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
2009 | 35 mm | 0:15:00 | without dialogs

Experimental document which analyzes certain urban changes taking place in the Industrilal Helsinki. The old is destroyed to leave the place to more modern residential buildings.


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Magic (Magia)

Gerard Cairaschi
2010 | Digital | 0:07:00 | without dialog

Magic renew of the meeting between man and nature.





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Rise (Rise)

Visca Vichit-Vadakan


2010 | HD | 0:08:00

Listen with your eyes shut and you hear a story about parents and their child. Look with your ears shut and you see a street artist. Yet there is a link. A film on two tracks. The visual track shows a young performance artist. On a street in the middle of Bangkok, he paints with his body as a brush and his white clothes as a canvas. The soundtrack is about the relationship between parents and their child. Told intimately.


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Snakes (Serpientes)

Patrick Jolley
2009 | Beta | 0:05:00

Sounds of slow traffic on a rainy street. A man in a cheap suit lies on the bed in a quiet apartment. Snakes entwine him, crawling in and out of his clothes.




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Diary of the End (Journal del Fin)

Juan Alejandro Ramirez

Germany, Peru

2009 | Beta | 0:24:00


A woman facing a bleak future recounts her life in sketchy, seemingly random, episodes. One by one the scars and despair left by a life ridden with responsibilities and sacrifice, but little joy, inevitably emerge. Diario del fin is a visceral and moving account filled with brutally honest, yet liberating, confessions.



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Exodus (Éxodo)

Almagul Menlibayeva
2009 | Digital | 0:11:00

“Exodus“ is showing a weared off tradition in the present Kazakhstan, like a strange and powerful tale. Men and women are in the process of packing up their Yurtas (nomadic tents). An ancient shamanistic normad ritual „The Closing Road“ is persecuted, only perceived by a girl, who is icaptivated by what is ment to be left behind.

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Hungover Eyes (Ojos de Resaca)

Petra Costa
2009 | 35 mm | 0:20:00

In Undertow Eyes, Vera and Gabriel, an elderly couple, navigate through past and present, telling their own life story. Their remembering, rendered in images from family archives that confound themselves with images of the present, suggest a personal diary on love and death.


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Centipede Sun (Le soleil mille-pattes)

Mihai Grecu

2010 | Digital | 0:10:00

Centipede Sun focuses on the landscape of the Altiplano region in Chile. This landscape, synonymous with isolation, has enormous ‘empty’ panoramas in which the life forms we know seem to be absent. Against this background, Grecu brings this rich universe to life.



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