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

19e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 1-10 octobre 2021

Online Edition



Discoveries - Surprises- Strangenesses #4

October 5th, 2021- 9 pm -
October 7th, 2021 - 9 pm



Lost in within

Mohamad Bakhtiary
Iran / 2021 / 0:10:50

The story of a girl who was forced to choose a new job that she didn't like and when she wanted to leave home for her first day of work, she realizes that can not leave the home and every time she tries to leave the house she returns back, in fact, she is stuck in her past.


Umbra Viventis Lucis

Pietro Bulgarelli
Costa Rica / 2021 / 0:10:08

A dialogue between a woman and a prodigious being. A journey through forests, medieval catacombs and cemeteries towards the limits between consciousness and dreams, reality and form. An adventure in the shadows, towards the Living Light.



Isle Of You

Le toi isle
Alberto Baroni
Italy / 2019 / 0:13:00

As planet Earth is dying, a child takes off a three step adventure: the journey in a space capsule, the arrival on a faraway island where she finds a tree worshipping Hermit and becomes an adult, the meeting with two pilgrims who will contribute to her questioning how to be in the world and to relate with alterity. A meditation between sci-fi, spirituality and ecology on our relationship with time and matter and on the reasons for the environmental catastrophe we are going through. If the island, in contrast with the Earth, is still alive, it is probably because it is populated with creatures such as the pilgrims who ignore concepts like attachment and conditioning and believe we are all part of a whole: “Suddenly all the barriers I had known as a child fell down. They fell and fell. Here, I was eternally No-one. No-one on the island”. By drawing from David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti’s dialogues, the film is a journey of consciousness in an autumnal landscape where birds sing and the boundaries between human and non-human blur: “You are the space where all experiences happen. But you are None, none of them. We grew apart. No distance between You and Me. No Me and no You.” The language of film is totally invented.




Susannah Gent
United Kingdom / 2020 / 1:00:00

Psychotel is an essay film that uses the metaphor of the hotel to explore the psyche. The film investigates the uncanny as a state of being relating to the split nature of the self by combining fictional stories, dreams, philosophical commentary, and complex voice-over that complicates the authorial voice. The architecture of the psyche is presented in a richly textured audio-visual landscape, explored through tales of strange happening in hotel rooms; the returning dead, the spirit guide turned bad, the folding of the city.