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The 16th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

Bangkok
Thaïland
June 2 - 10, 2018


 
Reading Room
Reading Room
 

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International Competition
Short Film
# 3
Saturday 9, June, 2018 / 1 pm
The Reading Room
Bangkok

 

Palenque

Palenque

 

ASIA PREMIERE


Sebastián Pinzón Silva

Colombia, USA
2017 | 0:27:00


A portrait of San Basilio de Palenque, first town in the Americas to have broken free from European domination, Palenque is an ode to a place that has been essential to Colombian culture and to its collective memory. Here, the real and the mythical are often indiscernible, highlighting how Colombia is coming to terms with its deep historical trauma.

 



 

 

To find the Day of 21st

 

 

 


Ikehata

Japan
2017 | 0:13:38


The main role is played by old family photographs. Illuminated by the beam of a flashlight like the objects of a treasure hunt, these pictures that are displayed pinned to a tatami mat present a strange scene. Encouraged to solve the mystery by the enigmatic developments surrounding a date that has been lost, we cannot follow this path to the “truth.” A work in which both the monologue and visuals make use of the immense power of poetry to deliver a message

 



 

 

Lunch Time

Lunch time

 

THAILAND PREMIERE


Alireza Ghasemi

Iran
2017 | 0:15:00


A 16 year old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital – due to her young age – won’t let her into the morgue and ask her to bring her guardian instead. However the girl insists that most of her family is in jail for criminal activities. Finally after her insistence they agree to let her into the morgue...

 



 

 

Arsenic

Arsenic

 

ASIA PREMIERE


Claire Doyon

France
2017 | 0:16:30


A woman travels through time and space in different dimensions. She watches a ritual on the volcanic island of Fogo in Cape Verde and makes other strange experiences.

 



 

 

#Water/Knowhowknow

#Tjaetsie/Knowhowknow

#Water/Knowhowknow

 

ASIA PREMIERE


Sissel M. Bergh

Norway
2017 | 0:18:00


#Water /knowhowknow is a fictionalized documentary and a visual sound poem about our relationship with the ocean,- investigations based on the local situation from the Froan edging the Norwegian sea to the inner Trondheim fjord. We are all local inhabitants and global participants. The film with the sound composed by Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, takes us through the fisheries down to the bottom of the ocean and its inhabitants, through historical flashes, boat building traditions, human vulnerability and hybris, subsea technologies and aquafarming watched by the mythical figurine "Guri Kunna" of the Froan sea - whom represent the forces of the oceans and the ancient knowledge of how to live with the sea. This is the first chapter in the short film series Knowhowknow investigating human relationship to its surroundings. The original title #Tjaetsie is water in the south Sami language.

 



 

 

 

 

June 2 - 10, 2018

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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