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

20e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 1-10 octobre 2022


October 8th, 2022 - 10 pm
Maison du Mexique - Cité universitaire
9c, Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris


Living Fish
Isabela Costa
Brazil / 2022 / 0:12:28

A lonely young woman belongs more to the sea universe than to the human world.


Bruised Fruit by Missing a Gardener
Pedro Sena Nunes
Portugal / 2022 / 0:09:11

Expressing oneself is human. With water being a source of an impossible life, it cradles and consolidates the figure of a young woman. We stop to listen to a written future by four hands. The magnetism of nature’s vigilance, in last analysis, tomorrow work will resume.



Gibber Eidolon
Charles Chadwick
United States / 2021 / 0:17:20

Gibber Eidolon is an insubstantial image, whose speech is clouded to the point of incoherence. It is what we see when we visit a place where the dead are buried; the vision of murky histories. The graveyard and the mausoleum are liminal spaces, where every end is the beginning of a process. That process is the technological management of death. Through footage of outdated computer technology, punch cards and magnetic spools, Gibber Eidolon attempts to tie its super8 film footage of various centuries old graveyards into a dialogue of corporeal archival. The graveyard as archive. But like technology, a tombstone can lose its markers, the information of the deceased. Like an old disk whose format has long died.


Kent Tate
Canada / 2022 / 0:03:25

Echos of a time in my grandmother's life that she no longer remembers—a fractured memory recollected through proxy figures Frances Farmer and Marguerite Duras—a mirror is a placeless place.


There, Where She is Not
Sarah Ballard
USA / 2022 / 0:07:00

In the film essay ‘The Reflection of the Man’ Martine Stig grapples with the meaning of the human in a hybrid world. Employing ubiquitous technologies like face recognition software, while also reflecting on them, Stig examines the act of seeing beyond the explorative and the embodied. Stig uses Rorschach techniques and algorithms in order to draw closer to nonhuman companions, and speculatively broadens the concept of being present. The Reflection of the Man results from the artist ongoing dialogue with writer Ilse van Rijn about technology and memory in a more-than-human world.


Estienne Rylle
France / 2022 / 0:14:00

Aporia, a parable film where five figures of humanity face the insoluble. Initially thought of as a cinematographic experiment centered on clothing, this film without dialogue moves, through its sensitive and aesthetic approach, into a poetic experience inviting existential conversation.



Portrait of Omar at 23

Aman Wadhan
Hungary / 2020 / 0:10:55

Omar's journey from Syria to Hungary narrated as a blurry anecdote by the fire.