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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

International Competition - Festival 2010

April 5th -  10th


Ten selections of short films will be submitted to the international jury of the festival. Contemporary movies, from all the countries, chosen for their esthetical audacity, their intuition and their complex attitude towards the modern world



Program n°2 - Monday April 5th,  14h - Cinéma Archipel



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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 slowly in and out of his clothes.



Lost Worlds
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Gyula Nemes


2008 | HD | 0:20:00

The life, demolition and reconstruction of the Kopaszi dam between 1998 and 2007. A mostly black & white 35mm documentary shot over ten years in a forgotten landscape in the center of Budapest. People living in houseboats and wooden houses, struggling against flood, snow and investors who want them to evict. The second part of The Dike of Transience.



On the Run with Abdul
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James Newton, David Lale, Kristian Hove

UK, France

2009 | HD | 0:23:00


We went to Calais to make a film about teenage refugees trying to get into Britain. Then we met Abdul and suddenly everything changed. A film about the responsibilities of the first world, as well as documentary filmmakers.



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Kirstin Tan

Singapur, Thailand

2008 | HD / 0:10:40

Stylised black-and-white film about the relationship between a man and a sink in the sea, which symbolises the different stages of life.


The Title was Shot
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Vivian Ostrovsky

France, United States

2009 / DV / 0:09:00

THE TITLE WAS SHOT was commissioned for a conference of film theoreticians 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, a transgender gorilla, and a menacing lion tango from frame to frame, prodded by Wittgenstein, Gilles Deleuze and Slavoj Zizek’s philosophical considerations. A fast-paced, heart-pounding cinephilic farce.


Siyur Mudrach (Guided Tour)
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Benjamin Freidenberg


2009 / 16 mm / 0:25:00

The young man Eitan (Shir Shenar) lives alone in Jerusalem. He has a night-time job in road construction, painting the median and side strips onto roads. His monotonous life is marked by a longing ...


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