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The International Festival
Signes de Nuit

is invited by


Tallinn / Estonia

April 10th 2014


The Program

The Metrics of Coincidence (Die Metrik des Zufalls)

Werner Biedermann
2012 / 0:04:00

Human life might be regarded as a round dance of mer coincidence, or as the result of either natural, or spiritual determination. In the format of found footage, the film 'The Metrics of Coincidence' presents the essence of a possible design of a biography. By a kind of patchworked parcours through film history, series of frames have been removed from their original context and rearranged into a new one. Thus a 'biography' has been composed: one that is possible only by the means of film montage and the viewer's imagination.

Caroussel (Karuzela)

Marcin Kaminski
2012 / :16:00

The ninth contingent of the Polish Military force in Afghanistan arrived in 2012. A Polish sapperis killed during routine patrol and the news quickly spread to the Polish base. How will the soldiers react to the terrible news? Will it be possible to hold back the rising tide of violence? A penetrating observation of war’s reality and the day-to-day lives of all the actors on that stage, including all hapless innocents.

Living Still Live (La résurrection des natures mortes)

Bertrand Mandico
2012 / 0:15:30

In a world in decay, a woman collects her dead animals and restores them to life by filming them images by image.



Sebastian Mez
Germany, Brésil
2010 / 0:30:00

Driven by dolor, a man returns to Sao Paulo after living for years in the desolate countryside. The big city, a place he had left long ago and that he now hopes will help him forget his current pain and find something to make life worth living again. It is the effort of a man desperate to kill off an increasing sense of inner emptiness, and to render life fulfilling once again.


Gérard Cairaschi
2013 / 0:07:00

Carried by a song, images and fragments of narration intertwine. Simulacrum, magical or religious ritual, ritual of death or rite of passage, nothing is explicit in the action that deploys amongst the characters, between the extreme proximity and, at the same time, the absolute distance expressed by the gestures and bodies.


Almost seen (Presque vu)

Cecilia Araneda
2013 | 0:04:10

Lush hand-crafted film footage and HD images combine to reveal a mysterious past through remnants of a memory that is almost remembered, but which never fully develops. A girl speaks, but her words cannot be understood.


Mountain in shadow (Montaña en sombra)

Lois Patiño
2012 / 0:14:00

A poetic view into the relationship of immensity between man and landscape. We contemplate, from the distance, the activity of the skiers on the snowy mountain. The pictorial image and the dark and dreamlike atmosphere transforms the space into something unreal, imprecise, converting it also in a tactile experience.


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