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Signes de Nuit

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The International International Signs of the Night
is invited by the

Wathann Festival, Miramar

December 15 - 20, 2021


The De Facto Martyr Suite

Justine de Gasquet
Switzerland / 2020 / 01:27:00

Ibn Kenyatta is in prison since 1974. In 2019 he reflects on his refusal to appear before the New York state parole board. The words resonate from his cell with images of the great migration. The invocation of a life before walls. The story takes us from Alabama, his birth place, to the New York subway where he was arrested and beaten.


Rachels Don't Run

Joanny Causse
United States / 2021 / 0:14:43

While monitoring late-night calls at an AI companionship service, lonely customer support agent Leah impersonates an artificial dream girl to chat with the regular caller for whom she's developed feelings.


Good Girl

Merja Maijanen
Finland / 2019 / 0:11:56

After being awarded for being a good girl, a naive little girl learns what it really means to be one.



Everything We Know About You

Roland Denning
United Kingdom / 2021 / 0:06:50

"Everything We Know About You" examines 21st century issues of data control and the insidious power of social media using mid-20th century found footage and AI synthesised voices and characters. Digital corporations ensure us the information they harvest is used to deliver what we want, but is giving us what we want a form of control? Does telling us what we want to hear polarise society? Is freedom choice anything to do with freedom? And what is the secret of making your partner smile in the morning? The dominant model of propaganda and advertising was once that of insidious authorities brain-washing us to do something we previously wouldn't wanted to do. That model is now redundant; in the current era, the anonymous algorithms of transglobal business exploit us by giving us more of what we desire.


This Haunting Memory That Is Not My Own

Panos Aprahamian
Lebanon / 2021 / 0:29:45

"This Haunting Memory That Is Not My Own" is an experimental essay film oscillating between ethnographic cinema and dystopian climate-fiction. It explores the spectral presence of traumatic pasts, and lost futures, in the bodies and structures around Beirut’s old quarantine district and port.



Desert Lights

Luces del desierto
Félix Blume
Mexico / 2021 / 0:30:00

Some strange lights appear at night in the Mexican desert. The residents tell us what they’ve seen: fire, a fireball, lights flying, lightning falling from the sky and a flash. The singularity of each experience builds a complete story narrated by a choir of people. An encounter with this strange phenomena can be surprising, dangerous or even fatal. The night isn’t as dark as it seems. The desert is full of all kinds of living beings. This emptiness is the place for everyone. Desert Lights invites us to open our eyes wide in the twilight and to listen to the sounds hidden in the blackness. A horror movie, in the darkness of the desert