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The 15th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

5 - 15 October, 2017

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Competition International
Short Films
# 8
Sunday 8 october 2017 / 6 pm
Maison du Portugal André Gouvaia
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris


The Provisional Death of Bees
The Provisional death

Maryam Firuzi


2016 / 0:26:46

A poetic journey into the mind of a woman artist in Iran who is creatively blocked and can not finish her next film. The borders of reality and her dreams has faded away as she tries to cling to something in her isolation. Her gender seems the main obstacle she is facing. The only solution she finds is to let go her past, but in the most poetic way as her hair becomes the metaphor of her freedom




Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung

Nepal, France

2016 / 0:16:00

Atimaley and Devi’s village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying “goodbye”, the old couple faces a dilemma; to keep living with the memories or to leave the village for good? Why create anything when everything ends as dust and grime? Is it for the sake of remembrance? Is it for the immortality of the subject or the ‘artist’ itself? Or for the hope that our ‘work of art’ will one day come alive and lift our souls from this mess of life ? ‘Dadyaa’ started out as an exercise to test these very themes around an old couple in the highlands of Jumla. But once again, life happened and the wonderful mess around it helped us as directors to draw parallels between our fictious world and the reality that exists in remote Nepal.




Simon Mesa Soto


2016 / 0:14:00

16 year-old Andrea leaves her neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.



Street Child
Street child

Yongliang Chang


2016 / 0:24:00

Chang YongLianThe story probes into the life and inner world of a left-behind child in adolescence. Ya Zi was born in a village in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. His mother left home when he was 11. His father worked in cities as a migrant worker, seldom going back all year round. He and his elderly grandmother hanged on together at home. In the 1990s, the village was frequented by traveling players. He saw the first opera in his life, and was attracted by a female role in the play. Later, he found that the female role was played by a handsome young man. However, he remained experiencing maternal care in the performer. After a rehearsal, the performer agreed to take him to see the outside world. But with the decline of the opera performance, the disappearance of the performance caravan, the silent leave of the performer, and the decease of his grandmother, the boy was caught in the mist of loneliness...




Raymund Ribay Gutierrez


2016 / 0:15:00

Under the humid night within a lively slum in the center of Manila, Inday, a 54 year old single parent of a special child goes to her unusual work.


5 - 15 october 2017

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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