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Le Festival international

Signes de Nuit

is invited by

The 27th Cinema Meetings of

Gindou (France)

Les Vagabondages cinematographiques

August 20th – 27th 2011




The Program of Gindou

Simple Presence Future Perfect (Presencia Simple Futuro Perfecto)

Davide Pepe
2008 | Digital | 0:05:00

A shrill voyage into a space of great nervosity and threat. Beauty is broken, the existential alphabet declined into emptiness.


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Aorta (Aorta)

Daniel Wawrzyniak
2009 | HD | 0:05:00

Aorta – big arterial root, the branches of which supply blood to all tissues.





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The title was shot (le titre a été abattu)

Vivian Ostrovsky
France, United-States
2009 | Digital | 0:09:00

The film was commissioned for a conference of film theory 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, gorillas and lions are illustrating Wittgenste'sin, Deleuze's and Slavoj Zizek’s philosophical considerations. A fast-paced, heart-pounding cinephilic farce.




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Clean up (Clean up)

Sebastian Mez
2008 | 35mm | 0:09:20

His job is to clean up the death chamber at an American prison after the executions of the condemned by way of lethal injection. It is a ritual act in which the viewer becomes witness to an execution.


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Hanasaari A (Hanasaari A)
La Terraza del hospital (Hospital Terrace)

Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
2009 | 35 mm | 0:15:00 | without dialogs

Experimental document which analyzes certain urban changes taking place in the Industrilal Helsinki. The old is destroyed to leave the place to more modern residential buildings.



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Magic (Magia)

Gerard Cairaschi
2010 | Digital | 0:07:00 | without dialog

Magic renew of the meeting between man and nature.





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Lot 22, Concession 5 (Lot 22, Concession 5) 

Penny McCann
2009 | Digi Beta | 0:04:00 | voa

Poem at sight, fact of fragments, memories, d' images d' a past lived in the countryside, and d' a goldsmithery of the band 16 mm, tinkles, harmonized, transfigured. Ariel 11 A shrill voyage into a space of great nervosity and threat. Beauty is broken, the existential alphabet declined into emptiness.



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Experiences of the Body (Experimente des Leibes)

Hagen Wiel
2010 | Numérique | 0:20:40 | without dialogue

The topic is that of the relationship between the dereliction of the individual and the test of its realization in the existence. The body is perceived like gifted of a centrifugal force; it must play at the same time all the parts, realizer, actor and spectator. Ariel 11 A shrill voyage into a space of great nervosity and threat. Beauty is broken, the existential alphabet declined into emptiness.



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Snakes (Serpientes)

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 in and out of his clothes.




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Lost Worlds (Lost Worlds)

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.



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Diary of the End (Journal del Fin)

Juan Alejandro Ramirez

Germany, Peru

2009 | Beta | 0:24:00


A woman facing a bleak future recounts her life in sketchy, seemingly random, episodes. One by one the scars and despair left by a life ridden with responsibilities and sacrifice, but little joy, inevitably emerge. Diario del fin is a visceral and moving account filled with brutally honest, yet liberating, confessions.




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Against (Contra)


Vincent Gisbert-Soler


2009 | Beta SP | 0:03:40

Contra is a reflection on the fragility of contemporary man in his present environment, charting the loss of conscience that results in the moment of bonding our spirit to things material, the perceived reality of the senses. Use, transform, create, manipulate, destroy... actions that can form behaviours governed only by individual and immediate interests. Then we impose without respect, distracting ourselves from the negative consequences on our environment and ourselves.

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La Terraza del hospital (Hospital Terrace)

Daniel Varela Sanchez
2009 | Digital | 0:11:00

Lucas is a young man who decides to free himself from reality and later dies in a hospital. He remembers his final moments ending up at the hospital terrace.




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Exodus (Éxodo)

Almagul Menlibayeva
2009 | Digital | 0:11:00

“Exodus“ is showing a weared off tradition in the present Kazakhstan, like a strange and powerful tale. Men and women are in the process of packing up their Yurtas (nomadic tents). An ancient shamanistic normad ritual „The Closing Road“ is persecuted, only perceived by a girl, who is icaptivated by what is ment to be left behind.


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Hungover Eyes (Ojos de Resaca)

Petra Costa
2009 | 35 mm | 0:20:00

In Undertow Eyes, Vera and Gabriel, an elderly couple, navigate through past and present, telling their own life story. Their remembering, rendered in images from family archives that confound themselves with images of the present, suggest a personal diary on love and death.


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Desert 79° Journey Beyond the Known World (Desert 79° Journey Beyond the Known World)

Anna Abrahams
2010 | 35 mm | 0 :18 :00

Desert 79° looks over the edge of the known world. Three stammering reports by polar travellers, filmed in various tints of white. (1) The Greek Pytheas was the first to describe the Arctic Ocean (330 BC). (2) Admiral John Ross met the only inhabitants of the universe on an unknown Arctic coast (1819). (3) After his hot air balloon crashed on its way to the North Pole, the Swedish inventor Andree embarked on a long journey by foot over the ice cap (1897).

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When I move (Kum Liikun)

Ville Salminen
2009 | Digi Beta | 0:07:00

Kun Liikun (When I Move) is an experimental short film which combines documentary, advertising and fiction in storytelling. The 6-minute-long film introduces four people who each are devoted to moving in some way. The main characters describe their relationship with movement, how they experience surroundings when they move and what makes them give up and continue again.

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