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Le 17e Festival International
Signes de Nuit

3 - 13 october, 2019

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 Bibliotheque Francois Truffaut
Maison du Mexique
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Maison du Portugal
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International Competition
Cinema in Trangresion
# 3
Tuesday October 8, 2019, 8 pm
Maison du Portugal
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris


Bowl of Heaven



Sean Luke Van Wert

Belgium, Canada
2019 | 00:08:21

Sometimes, the ost important concersation happen over coffee.






Daniel Jacoby

Netherlands, Peru
2019 | 00:16:20

A couple of years ago, Christian moved to Cocachimba: a poor village in the high jungle of Peru. Coming from the capital, the stigma of being a city guy hinders his integration with the local peasants. Nevertheless, he’s taken it upon himself to become one of them - it’s what he calls his “game”. Through anecdotes of hallucinations and fights, this newcomer sheds light on the gaps between two contrasting cultures and mentalities that coexist in one country.



The Devine Way
La Via Divina



Ilaria Di Carlo

2018 | 0:15:00

Loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Divine Way takes the viewer into the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. As the woman journey deeper, the staircases transform and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape.





Chloe Dupeyrat

2019 | 00:08:18

Conceived as a succession of underwater tableaux-performance, Ô is a dreamlike and dark movie, where the audience diving into a neurosis, in a sort of calling of the citizen that we are about the current burning issues. How can we react to a scary complex world where both hyper connectivty and individualism are lauded to the skies? Do we want to stay only viewer face to this?



Field of Infinity


Guli Silberstein

Great Britain
2018 | 0 0:05:22

Inspired by both Italian Renaissance paintings and contemporary news broadcasts from Gaza protests at the border with Israel - the work processes human gestures and figures in landscape into a dark and colourful scramble. The work aims to open up an array of reflections, including concerns about the political image, image of the political, the politics of the image, and the image of image.


Winter Solstice


Dan Dansen

2019 | 0:08:31

I am living in a state of permanent crisis.« The experimental film »Winter Solstice« traces the feeling of permanent crisis as political state. On a cramped subway an unseen narrator has difficulties breathing. On their way to work they are plunged into a crisis: they struggle with fragmentation, isolation and the feeling to be stuck in the rat race of work without being able to make a living. They depict the state of surviving in neoliberal capitalism. Associatively the essay outlines this state by cinematic means. The documentary aims for a physical experience – the fragmentation of montage hints at the fragmentation of the subjects: overstimulation, being always available, examining each fibre of the self for usability in the system, constant overload. But still not being able to pause. We survive instead of living. "Would it be possible that this crisis is also your crisis?"




Wenhua Shi

2019 | 0:06:00

Wenhua took on a radical use of single frame image capture and examines his strange and familiar hometown in China, which he has been away from for nearly two decades. The film title comes from postwar Japanese avant garde artist group Gu-Tai. The kanji ( Chinese) used to write 'gu' means tool, measure, or a way of doing something, while 'tai' means body. The film is the result of intense looking and seeing what might not be there.


Father to Son
Vader op Zoon

Thomas Stokmans

2018 | 00:07:00

In this musical debut film, there seems to be hardly any verbal communication between a father and his young son. But when dad plays his saxophone, the boy listens attentively. He gets a sip of dad’s coffee. A very small, intimate film with its heart in the right place.




Annick Dragoni, Charlotte Serrus

2019 | 0:10:45

Shot in Brussels in a deserted European Parliament, E.N.T. is a science movie in which the scenery operates as a protagonist. Its language metabolises.


October 3 - 13, 2019

The section "Cinéma in Transgression" offers middle or feature lengh films out of norm and order, between fiction and documentary, characterised by complex audio-visual languages, unpredictable associations based on unconcient, metaphorical and metonymical proceedings. In this way these films can express the complexity of reality.



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