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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. Arrondissements

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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°9 - Friday 9th April  2010 - 18h - Maison Heinrich Heine

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Gonzalo H. Rodriguez
Peru, Germany
2009 | DV | 0:23:00

In Lima, at the beginning of 1993, decided Rebeca to walk over the highway next to her house but her ramble was interrupted all of the sudden. This woman was the Rodríguez's grandmother. Her death is the main motive to make this film, which wants to find a way to bring up a very painful familiar event. How can cinema mediate painfully memories? What kind of truth emerge by the means of radical subjectivity?


Primer diá de invierno (First Winter Day )
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José Luis Torres Leiva
2010 | DV | 0:18 :00

Juan and is 3-month old daughter travel to the city for a medical appointment. Taking advantage of the trip, the young man visits his sister where he reveals an important secret to her.


Lot 22, Concession 5
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Penny McCann
2009 | Digi Beta | 0:04:00

Hand-processed 16mm film imagery, tinted, toned, and transformed, is combined with memory fragments of a rural past, to create a visual poem about place and time. Filmed at Canadian fillmaker Philip Hoffman's Independent Imaging Retreat (aka the Film Farm) in Mount Forest, Ontario, in 2008. Sound design by Edmund Eagan.

Where Does She Come From? What is She? Where Is She Going?
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Degena Yun
2009 * Digi Beta * 0 :13 :30

Inspired by Sophie Calle and Abbas Kiarostami. This is a documentary shot in 2009, in northern China. It discovered peoples thoughts on a suicide note. Chinese soldier, driver, student, actor, camel drover, guitar player, cooks ,etc. All varied kinds of people were interviewed and shared their thinking of life and death. A minimalistic style of work which to explore the sence of isolation and alienation in our communication.



Accordion of Light
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Michelle Lippitt
Italy, Poland, United States
2009 * DigiBeta * 0 :20 :00

Inspired by magical encounters in the cities of Torino and Warsaw, Accordion of Light shapes a holographic world of love and memory. The work resists narrative interpretation by juxtaposing seemingly disparate images and sounds to create new meaning. It is an exploration of our internal worlds, and speaks to the need in all of us to define, quantify, and measure where we begin and where we end.


Natural History
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Luisa Greenfield
sound: Inouk Demers
Germany, USA
2009 * HD * 0 :20 :00

Sound and image hold equal weight. Shifting from constructed urban sites to composed natural environments, to dioramas of both, the video creates a disorienting set of overlapping realities. With video footage shot and edited in Berlin, the work also includes field recordings, found sounds and electronics, gathered and produced in Los Angeles.


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