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The International Festival
Signes de Nuit

is invited by the

Pesaro Film Festival

48 Mostra internazionale
del Nuovo Cinema

June 28th 2012



The Program

Date: June 28 th 2012
Time: 00.15 am

Place : Palazzo Gradari, Pesaro



Michael Rittmannsberger

2010 | Digital | 0:06:00

A couple takes their two daughters to the sea. It is a day like any other, but one of the girls drowns.
The parents cannot stand the pain, while the other sister, who seems completely in shock, doesn’t
shed a single tear. She goes in search of her sister, her eyes reflect guilt, fear and loneliness. Michael
Rittmannsberger uses music and slow motion to increase the sense of vulnerability that the film conveys.

http://vimeo.com/18224096 (Extrait)

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The Right Not to be Tortured

Douglas Gordon

2011 | Numerique | 0:10:00

A portrait of a sheep in distress, the artist Douglas Gordon believes this is also applicable to animals as well as humans. Episode from a series of 10 short films from The New Ten Commandments. Made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

http://vimeo.com/32568926 (Additional informaton)

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Milk for Lamps

Almagul Menlibayeva

2010 | Digital | 0:11:30

Life on the steppes of Kazakhstan is closely tied to the old gods of heaven and earth. The tent is round, the tables are round and so is the world. Today's Kazakhstan is home to remnants of Tengrism: the worship between the god of the sky Deity Tengri and his favourite wife Umai, the earth goddess. In this colourful report on steppe life, documentary and contemporary myth are intertwined.

http://vimeo.com/23334718 (Extrait)

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On the Way to the Sea

Tao Gu
Canada, Quebec
, China
2010 | Digital | 0:20:00

On May 12, 2008, the largest earthquake in China’s history devastated the Wenchuan region, shattering the landscape and destroying the lives of millions. Visiting his parents’ home, director Tao Gu captured fragmented testaments to this physical and emotional devastation to create this subtle and powerful experimental documentary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzcZdXXlt1Q (Extrait)

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A Film

Hisham Bizri
Lebanon, USA

2010 | Digital | 0:00:30

This is a film poem about love. A Lebanese-American filmmaker photographs a woman in Paris: as a trapeze artist, a model, a lover, and a child. The film attempts to capture that moment between wakefulness and dream. It carries within it melancholy and loneliness, sadness and joy, adulthood and childhood. It evolves out of the metaphor that life is a circular journey whose end is "to arrive where we started / And know that place for the first time" (T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Lil9HgFQU (Film)

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Vincent Gisbert

2010 | Digital | 0:06:45

For them we are all the same, no differences. We act with complete conformity, renouncing individual liberty of choice. Without doubting in what we do we allow ourselves to be dragged along by the current. At times we feel the narrowing of our field of consciousness; It's time to make an escape.

http://vimeo.com/32139258 (Extrait)

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