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

21e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 29 Septembre - 8 Octobre 2023


September 30th, 2023 - 10 pm
Collége néerlandais - Cité universitaire
75014 Paris



The Human Torch


Risto-Pekka Blom
Finland / 2022 / 0:06:00

"The Human Torch" is a one-shot short film about a trafic crossing at night, where respectable people are waiting for the light to change. The film is about losing your sense of security in a world that is changing uncontrollably.


A Glimpse


Adam Abdallah
Lebanon / 2022 / 0:21:00

A solitary man living in Lebanon in a dystopian atmosphere writes sentences on the walls of a destroyed museum after recieving a letter that contains the number of the block. A conversation over the walls starts between the man and an unkonwn painter. The man begins the search of the painter through the evolution of their artistic conversation and the oppressive state goes into an aggressive search of them.



The Discoverer of the Discoverers


C. S. Nicholson
Norway / 2022 / 0:24:52

A family in West Africa tells the story of how their ancestor discovered the European explorers — to a European film crew. We get to see how this encounter is still re membered ritually. But do all the claims about the historic event bear a closer look? And to which degree can we trust the filmmaker’s white gaze? This short documentary explores how pride and conscience may affect collective memories.



The Lasting


Sofie Rødtnes Markussen
Denmark / 2023 / 0:25:00

When Louise accidentally runs into Jonathan as a child, little does she know that their encounter would lead to a deep friendship. However, as they grow older, their relationship is put to the test when Jonathan's romantic feelings for Louise are not reciprocated. The rejection at a party is unintentionally harsh, causing a rift in their friendship. Years later, when Jonathan gets married, something stirs within Louise. She acts on her feelings at his wedding, which proves to be fatal for their friendship. Years later, Louise happens upon Jonathan by chance. In a few short hours, they relive the carefree days of their youth together. He is divorced, and she is in the process of getting divorced, but Louise has a bus to catch.


Memories of Vincennes

Mémoires du Bois

Theo Vincent
France / 2023 / 0:20:29

The Bois de Vincennes. The ruins of a colonial exposition building where strange voices and old images slumber that no one wants to revive. Yet Moussa has only one obsession: to keep close to him his friend whose lifeless body has returned to Senegal.