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11th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

Octobre 10th - 20th 2013
Cité Universitaire
Bd. Jourdan, 75014 Paris

Résidence Lucien Paye
Maison du Portugal
Maison de l'Italie

Maison Heinrich Heine
College de l'Espagne
Maison du Japon
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Focus: Germany

Day: Saturday, 19th October / Time: 7 pm
Place : Maison Heinrich Heine at the Cité Universitaire / Paris

The different worlds in honnor

October 10th - 20th 2013

We present film series focused on different countries and regions. This section intends to discover and explore different spaces and cultures with the aim to understand the specific regional, political and social circumstances, do reconstruct the emotional and intellectual spécificities of a special region or country. In this critical work we belief it's essencial to prefer films which rufuse, in its form and expression, the retake of sterotype ways of reality restituition, as an act of resistance in the actual period of "globalisation", which inclins to impose one dominating model of culture and habitutes.

Crocodiles without saddles (Krokodile ohne Sattel)

Britta Wandaogo
2012 / 0:15:00

A documentary road movie about the luck of being oneself. In the cosmos of Kaddi, there are no "correct" explanations. - Why, how come, how? In her "mind game" of "what if?" she merges the foreign with the familiar and takes the past to the present.



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A Mongolian Girl with a Bag Full of Happiness

Tatjana Kleut
2012 / 0:23:35

Portrait of a young Mongolian women who came as a child from Mongolia to Eastern Germany with great expectations and experienced racism, hopelessness and the high unemployment rate of a small town in Brandenburg. In the film we are following her story from the first bananas she has ever eaten in her life, the solidarity in Eastern Germany, her drug experiences, mass consumption and how she found the way back to herself in the prostitution milieu.

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Snowstorm (Schneesturm)

Julia Weissenberg
2012 / 0:11:00

The film "Snowstorm“ observes a memory athlete as she memorises a binary code. The documentary style camera work and the text shown at the beginning suggests that it is Cornelia Beddies, a famous memory athlete. The mental strength and the high degree of concentration is apparant in her face.
The binaries used in the Video are based on a digital photography that eventually leads to William Turner´s seascape "Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth” hanging in the Tate Britain, in London.
Julia Weissenberg's Schneesturm skilfully plays with the question of whether the memory artist who is memorizing an infinite binary code, is genuine or just a set-up.


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June Begins (Anfang Juni)

Kerstin Neuwirth
2012 / 0:11:00

Between dream and reality: an everlasting memory.


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Eicke Bettinga
2012 / 0:15:00

A seventeen-year-old boy. All he wants is to feel something. Anything. One day he pushes his longing to the limit.



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Family Trip

2013 / 0:04:00

Father, mother and child are driving to the countryside. A family trip of a special kind. The child never comes back.


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Last Round (Letzte Runde)

Kerstin Polte
2012 / 0:22:00

A woman is facing her death. A man have never lived his life. They meach each other: a last chance. But Elisabeth nt want to go, and Robert can not hold her back. The confrontation with death transforms their second meating to a key situation, in which fea and intimity is growing at the same time.


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