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Signes de Nuit

March 29th - April 11th 2010



Cinéma l'Archipel
Goethe Institut
Fondation Suisse
Institut culturel irlandais
Maison de l'Amérique Latine
Maison du Brésil
Maison Heinrich Heine
Maison de l'Europe
Mairie du X. Arrondissement

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Program structure

* by Days / Places

Opening Film
Closing Film

International competition

* Part 1 * Part 2
* Part 3 * Part 4
* Part 5 * Part 6
* Part 7 * Part 8
* Part 9 * Part 10

International Selection

Worlwide Focus
- Africa

- Latin America

- Brazil

- Germany
- India

- Ireland
- Japon

- Malaysia

- Norway
- Romania
- Switzerland

The French Touch

Sound and Composition

Special Guest:

REC Festival
Tarragona / Spain

Special Guest:
EX-IS Festival

Special Guest:
Con-can Festival

Documentary Art
* Classic
* Programs 1 - 5
* Programs 6 - 10
* Programs 11 - 15
* Programs 16 - 20

White Nights of Stranges Films

* Night 1

* Night 2

International Jury

The Jury´s Program

Festival Awards



Pro / Press

Pratical Informations

Index Names
Index Titles
Index Countries

Documentary Art

Program n° 11
Friday April 2nd, 19h - Fondation Suisse

Home Grown
+ Infos

Robert McFalls
2008 * Beta * 0:52 :00


HOMEGROWN follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While "living off the grid", they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it's like to live like "Little House on the Prairie" in the 21st Century.

Dream City

+ Infos

Tomas Kaan
2007 * DV * 0:42:00


A portrait of visitors of a theme park in a city in Northern Iraq.

Program n° 12
Documentary Art / Focus Switzerland
Friday April 2nd, 21h - Fondation Suisse

La Forteresse (The Fortress)
+ Infos

Fernand Melgar
2008 * 35 mm * 1:40:00


THE FORTRESS is an immersion documentary which, without any comment or interview, will observe the operation of a Swiss centre where asylum seekers are received and selected. It will not focus on asylum seekers but on the workers. Over a period of 60 days, three viewpoints will be exposed: the FOM’s, which is in charge of selecting the asylum seekers, the staff’s, who in charge of maintenance and, finally, the chaplaincy’s.

Program n° 13
Saturday April 3rd, 17h - Fondation Suisse

Where are you taking me?
+ Infos

Kimi Takesue
USA, Uganda
2010 * DV * 01:12:00


Thoughtful yet certainly not shy American film maker has plenty to look at in Uganda. She moves in the exciting hip-hop youth culture of the city, but also travels to the north to visit reception centres for child soldiers. Eyes wide open.

Sunday School
+ Infos

Joanna Vasquez Arong
Philippines, Zambia
2010 * DV * 0:43:00


Portrait of a life and a the country. A Filipino film maker follows a Zambian film maker and discovers a poor yet fascinating country.


Program n° 14
Saturday April 3rd, 20h - Maison du Brésil

+ Infos

Joe Berlinger
2009 * Digi Beta * 1:44:00


Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

Program n°15
Out of Competion
Saturday April 3rd, 21h - Fondation Suisse

Ztracená dovolená (Lost holidays) + Infos


Lucie Králová
Czech Republic / Chin
a / Switzerland
2007 / 35 mm / 1:24:00

A Czech traveller finds a suitcase in Sweden containing 22 rolls of negative film. On developing them, he discovers 756 photographs of seven unidentified Asians on a trip through Scandinavia. He then starts the adventurous mission of tracing these people on the basis of their photographs.


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