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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


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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°8 - Thursday 8th April  2010 - 20.30h - Maison de l'Europe


Rotten Apple
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Spinath Ravlilapalli

2009 * HD * 0:16:00

In the suburbs two marginal persons, a silent man and a woman who suffers from an enormous inner pain, meet and try to communicate. They spend some time together, but it seems impossible to escape from the rotten past. For the man it gets impossible to stand helpless the permanent anguish.


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Elise DuRant
2009 * HD * 0 :21 :00

When 18-year-old Sofia puts her studies on hold and takes up waiting tables in order to care for her ailing father, she encounters a few odd characters who initiate her down a path from which there is no way home.




Seer's Catalogue
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Dave Griffiths
2009 * DV * 0:07:40

An investigator decodes the Universe through fiery entrails of film, recounting a myth of primal origins, worldly corruption and ultimate fate. His shuffling archive of movie cue-dots hovers between stillness and motion, the result of observing and recording barely visible matter on the screen's margins. Energy escapes these orbital fetishes, displaced from their usual microscopic scale to mix with scenery and bodies; while their collector recounts a life of fruitless research. Seer's Catalogue marks International Year of Astronomy 2009 by colliding pseudo-cosmology with materialist flicker.


Para onde vou (Where I am going)
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Bruno Ramos
2009 * 16 mm * 0:13:00

Mother and daughter in a farewell process. In several nocturnal exists they burn every object that the mother,who is very hill, as accumulated along the years. At the beginning of the process the daughter faces it with resistance and suffering. But in time she realizes that it's the best way to reconnect with her mother, to say goodbye to her and help her get free of all the memories that hold her back. After her mother dies, she decides to carry on with the process. Burning everything that she owns, so that herself can start a new life.


Olatsite letiat na zapad (Clouds fly West)
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Vesselin Cholakov
2009 * DV * 0:21:40

Face global issues like Urbanization, Growing World Population and Migration raised by local conflicts. A film based on a true story about a man in unknown city, with no friend to talk to, with nothing to do for a living but to play the accordion...

Strange Lights
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Joe King, Rosie Pedlow
2009 * Digi Beta * 0:08:00

On a winter's night in 1980, American servicemen stationed at an RAF base, witnessed some 'unexplained lights'in Rendlesham Forest. The incident has since become Britain's most famous UFO mystery with abounding rumours of conspiracies and cover-ups. Some argue that the incident was a hoax whilst others believe that the forest is a doorway to another dimension. Maintaining a balance between celebration and criticality, this film revisits the forest, thirty years later, in search of similarly 'inexplicable' events.



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