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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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Competition International
Short Films
# 2
Thursday October 3, 10 pm
Maison du Mexique
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris





Anthony Grippa

United States

2019 | 00:20:00

Hanan, a successful Syrian-American doctor, returns to Syria to help victims of war. When the hospital where she works is bombed, she suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves her face blind. Unable to recognize the faces of even those closest to her, Hanan’s world has been turned upside down and her identity lost. Now home in New York, Hanan has difficulty coming to terms with how her life has changed following the attack. Haunted by her trauma and struggling to adjust to her condition, Hanan must confront her fear of navigating the world, putting her identity, and her future as a doctor, in doubt.






Dekel Berenson

United Kingdom, Israel, Ukraine

2019 | 00:15:00

Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. Despite not having been out for years, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party of foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love.



Our Territory
Notre territoire



Mathieu Volpe


2019 | 00:21:00

When I arrived in Rignano, the inhabitants of the Ghetto told me:" You must not keep images of our despair, it does not belong to you ". The misery of the Ghetto is the first thing I saw, the first thing I wanted to show.







Farhad Pakdel


2019 | 00:11:00

A smart city tracks and analyzes a woman walking through the city. Things she does are interpreted and logged by the city system, but are they drawing an accurate picture of the woman?




The Act is the Enemy of Thought
Die Tat ist der Feind des Gedankens



Moritz Draheim


2019 | 00:28:00

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” - C G Jung A phone call brings his own family history back into Paul’s life. As he visits his father on his deathbed, his sister tells him to process the settlement of the family estate “since our father is now in this state”. The trip to the place of his childhood turns into a trip into his and the family’s past. We accompany Paul on his journey between the past and the present, between reality, dream and recollection. The family estate develops its own persona, holding all the blueprints of involuntary and explicit family memory. Torn between his own identity, ego and superego there seems to be only one way forward for Paul


3 - 13 october 2019

An international jury overview the sections of short films coming from all over the world. The festival prefers film treating important subjects in an original way, films which don't avoid ambiguity and complexity, films, which are sometimes stay enigmatic, so that refection and mind are going on moving, exceptional films, which covers all kind of artistically expressions, films open for esthetical innovation, shortly films reflecting the perturbing strangeness of the modern world in a complex way.


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