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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

The Opening Films

Monday 29th March / 19 h Mairie du X. Arr. / Salle des Fêtes


Russian Lessons
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Andrej Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya
Russia, Norway
2009 | 35 mm* | 01:40:00

The two directors Andrei Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya have filmed the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. By comparing their own images with those distributed by Russian authorities they have remarked, that the occidental medias have distributed largely the official version without any verification, which has been far away from what they saw and heard.




Andrei Lvovich Nekrasov (b. 1958 in St Petersburg), studied acting and directing at the State Institute for Theater and Film in St Petersburg. He studied comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Paris, and film at Bristol University Film School. In 1985, he assisted Andrei Tarkovsky during the filming and editing of The Sacrifice. Nekrasov then made several internationally coproduced documentaries and TV arts programs (notably A Russia of One's Own, Pasternak, The Prodigal Son, and Children's Stories: Chechnya). His first drama short, Springing Lenin (1993) won the UNESCO prize at the Cannes Film Festival that year, and in 1997 his first feature, Love Is As Strong as Death won the FIPRESCI prize at Mannheim-Heidelberg. The director’s second feature, Lubov and Other Nightmares (2001) won recognition at a great many of festivals all over the world (including Sundance and Berlin) and confirmed his status as a rebel among Russian filmmakers.
Andrei Nekrasov is also a playwright and a theater director. His German productions (of his own plays) include: Der Spieler (The Gambler) in Euro Theater Central in Bonn and Koenigsberg in the Volksbuehne Theatre in Berlin.
His last film, Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case presents interviews with assassinated former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko and journalist Anna Politkovskaya.



Olga Konskaya (1964-2009) was born in 1964 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). She attended the famous theatre school at the Moscow Arts Theatre (MKHAT), the birthplace of Stanislavski’s (method) acting school. Olga then pursued an acting career in the repertoire of the Moscow Arts Theatre and in other companies. She starred in various film and TV productions in Russia, Ukraine, Austria and Germany, receiving various awards, notably the prestigious Best Actress award at the 2001 Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi.
After finishing a postgraduate stage directing course Olga directed a number of plays in Russia and Germany and became a founder and the artistic director of TIB Theatre in Frankfurt.
Olga Konskaya produced a number high profile TV programmes, documentaries and feature films. Among them "Lubov and other Nightmares" (Berlin IFF 2001, Sundance 2002), "Disbelief" (Sundance 2004), "Rebellion: the Litvinenko Case" (Cannes 2007, Toronto IFF 2007). Olga also learnt the craft of editing and is credited as editor of those movies.
“Rebellion, the Litvinenko Case”, which was premiered in Cannes 2007, was also Olga's writing debut.


Monday 29th March - 21 h / Mairie du X. Arr. / Salle des Fêtes

To Age or not to Age
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Robert Kane Pappas
United States
2010 | 35 mm * | 1:34:00

This documentary resume the actual scientifically research about the
possibility to stop aging. Will be biological immortality accomplished
one day, soon.. and what will be the existential and philosophical




Robert Kane Pappas was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County. He was educated at Georgetown University and New York University Graduate Institute of Film. After graduating he worked in Cable Television. In the early 80’s he created a non-fiction series called the Computer Moment; the pilot featured William H. Macy. He wrote and directed the Narrative features Now I Know (Lifetime Television) and Some Fish Can Fly (Artistic License, 99). Both films were partly set in Ireland. In 2003, he directed the documentary feature Orwell Rolls In His Grave—a film that investigated the corporate conglomeration of the New Media and it’s effects on our politics. The film was a culmination of a media critique that had begun when Mr. Pappas was a graduate film student at NYU, during the hostage crisis, and had interviewed the editor of the New York Post. Mr. Pappas has written a number of screenplays (the most recent is Nantucket Sleighride) and had received a Parents Choice Award for his children’s videos

* screened in a smaller format

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