International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris

18e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris - October 1-5 / 22-25, 2020



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Sewing Box for My Daughter

Kieko Ikehata
Japan / 2020 / 0:15:53


Two mothers answer interview questions about their daughters. They took completely opposite actions to their own daughters. That was to relive their own lives over again... In Japan, women are bound to their homes. Discarding their own surnames to become a wife and take over the home. The husband is called the head of the family and the wife is called the one in the home. Although times may change, the oppression of women certainly exists. Freeing their unfulfilled wishes through their daughters. The everlasting stories of these women who keep dreaming.


Ultimate Hero

Chris Martin, Christian Woodmansey
Australia / 2020 / 0:13:42


A 6-year-old boy uses his imagination to overcome the impending challenges in his everyday life.


Pirate Ship

R. A. Morgan
USA / 2018 / 0:21:00


The pirate ship that was San Francisco in 1980 is gone. Everyone is dead. The party's over. The guitars are silent. The lights are out, the curtains closed. I'm the only one left to tell the tale, which could make me the heroine, but I wasn't. I'm not. In the beginning there were people everywhere, but in the end it was just me. Resoundingly, deafeningly, silently, alone. Life became so quiet that the hiss of blood being sucked into a syringe roared like Niagara Falls.


Popper Fly

Douglas Bensadoun
Canada / 2019 / 0:13:42

Set in a frozen landscape on the day of her grandfather’s funeral, Popper Fly tells the story of a young girl coming to terms with love and loss. Having refused to attend the funeral with her mother and father, Cameron sets out on a perilous and secret mission to recover an object of great affection. What is it that she seeks? Will she make it safely back home? Will her parents discover the truth? This short film explores the lengths we’ll go to—and the risks we’ll take—to honor the memory of someone we love.


Proof of Loss

Katherine Fisher
USA / 2019 / 0:13:36


After a fire devastates her Northern California town, Beth drives home from college to help her father Charles in the aftermath of their family home burning down. Tensions between them emerge as they embark on the emotional process of assessing the losses of the disaster, revealing that they are grieving in opposite ways. Will their cumulative loss lead them to lose each other as well, or will Beth and Charles find their way back to each other, and to new growth, in the aftermath of trauma?



Haeseong Jeong
South Korea / 2019 / 0:24:33


Chased by loan sharks, a man takes desperate measures. He kidnaps a child. But the child has been abandoned by her own parents.