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8ème Festival international
Signes de Nuit

29 Mars - 11 Avril



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

Archives du Festival à Paris

Archives des Programmes dans le monde

Archives des évènements et des expositions






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

Focus Switzerland

Program n° 1
Documentary Art/ Focus Switzerland
Thursday April 1st, 19h - Fondation Suisse

A côté
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Basil Da Cunha
2009 *
DV * 00:25:00


Serguei is a 50-year-old railway worker, seemingly cheerful and sociable. But within the intimacy of his gloomy apartment, he lives a terrible loneliness that he tries to make up for by watching funny shows on television. When it breaks down, he tries to repair it and overhears a couple's argument in the apartment next door. Driven by a growing fascination for the woman's voice, he starts to share, by proxy, her everyday life, till the day he'll walk through her door…

Dirty Pardise
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Daniel Schweitzer
Switzerland, France
2009 * DCP * 1:16:00


DIRTY PARADISE is a true story. The story of the Wayana people, French Indians of Amazonia who are cursed by living in a region rich in gold. Consequently, the uncontrolled exploitation of this wealth has brought about a severe deterioration of the forest’s ecosystem, the irreversible pollution of streams, as well as countless violations of fundamental human rights.

Program n° 2
Thursday April 1st, 21h - Fondation Suisse

The Sound of Insects

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Peter Liechti
2009 * 35 mm * 1:20:00


A hunter in a remote and idyllic forest stumbles on a make shift tent fashioned from sheets of plastic and containing the mummified remains of a corpse. A detailed journal found on site reveals the man committed suicide by self-imposed starvation. Who was this man? Why did he kill himself in such a manner? Inspired by this true event and by the novella 'Until I Am a Mummy' by Shimada Masahiko, Insects sensuously evokes the mysterious man's last days


Program n° 3
Documentary Art / Focus Switzerland
Friday April 2nd, 21h - Fondation Suisse

La Forteresse (The Fortress)
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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.

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