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Le 14e Festival International
Signes de Nuit


20 - 22 Décembre, 2016

Maison des Associations
Cinema Le Forum

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Jeudi 22 décembre / 21 h
Le Forum
Chambéry, France



Gérard Cairaschi

2013 | 0:07:00

Carried by a song, images and fragments of narration intertwine. Simulacrum, magical or religious ritual, ritual of death or rite of passage, nothing is explicit in the action that deploys amongst the characters, between the extreme proximity and, at the same time, the absolute distance expressed by the gestures and bodies.




Till Day's End

Amitai Ashkenas

2014 | 0:19:00

Seventeen-year-old Elay is working with his brother at the fishponds of the kibbutz. After he gets saved from thieves by an Arab kid from the village, he tells a lie that will come back to haunt hi.n



A Film

Hischam Bizri

2010 | 0:08:30

This is a film poem about love. A Lebanese-American filmmaker photographs a woman in Paris: as a trapeze artist, a model, a lover, and a child. The film attempts to capture that moment between wakefulness and dream. It carries within it melancholy and loneliness, sadness and joy, adulthood and childhood. It evolves out of the metaphor that life is a circular journey whose end is "to arrive where we started / And know that place for the first time" (T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding)A




Joaquin Manuel Ramos Carvallo


2015 | 00:09:00

Suicide in Japan: between normality and enigma, poetry und cruelty.



Soul Mate

Adnan Jetto

2014 / 0:12:00

When our normal daily life vanishes all out of the sudden against our will because of something falling from sky, or because of a moving plane in the sky. The spirit of that life we had reincarnates in little small details we used to live everyday, and got very used till we took it for granted. These little details become more than a scent of something we had in our past, and a picture wouldn’t only present a moment we captured in time, it recreates that time for us, it becomes alive again, present and constant.




Natural History
Historia Natural

Júlio Cavani

2014 /0:12:00

A man finds a mysterious organic object at the top of the highest tree of a fores



Sea of Ash

Michael MacGarry

South Africa
2015 / 0:12:00

The form of the film is one of a fable, that grafts Thomas Mann’s 1925 novella, Death in Venice, to the contemporary issue of African refugees and immigrants in Italy. The film takes Mann’s book as a nexus point and expands upon a number of themes inherent in it. In Sea of Ash, Mann’s character Tadzio is an immigrant to Italy from West Africa (Senegal) who has survived the treacherous and often fatal journey by sea. While the lead character of the original – von Aschenbach – is embodied in the unseen filmmaker himself. The narrative of the film follows Tadzio on a short journey from the remarkable Brion Cemetery at San Vito in the mountains of Northern Italy to the coastal area of the Venetian lagoon. On Lido Island he visits the famous Hotel dés Bains as featured in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 film version of Death in Venice. The film concludes on the dés Baines beach, with Tadzio embarking on a doomed attempt to return home





Jorn Threlfall

Great Brtain
2015 / 0:14:00

"Over" presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What's happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.




We'll become Oil

Mihai Grecu

2011 /0:08:30

Des étendues désertiques portent les stigmates d'un méta-conflit, au-delà des controverses politiques ou idéologiques visibles. Un état de crise continue et inexplicable envahit l'espace, transformant des paysages minéraux en scènes de guerre. L'histoire du pétrole prend le dessus sur l'histoire.

Dry landscapes are filled with the traces of a meta-conflict, beyond any visible political or ideological issue. A continuous and unexplainable state of crisis takes over the spaces and the view,transforming pure mineral geography into a theatre of war.




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