International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris

21e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 29 Septembre - 8 Octobre 2023



October 4th, 2023 - 8 pm
Maison de l´Inde - Cité universitaire
75014 Paris



I was born in 1988


Yasaman Baghban
Iran / 2022 / 0:08:43

A series of executions of Iranian political prisoners began in the summer of 1988, following the end of the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq. For nearly three decades, I have been preoccupied with the coincidence of this massacre and my birth in August 1988. The prisoners had no specific graves and were all buried in mass graves, and the most significant mass grave was called Khavaran. The mothers of these prisoners are a symbol of resistance and freedom, and they are called the mother of Khavaran. This film is an experimental documentary and a personal essay based on these events.


Discarnate: McLuhan's Wake


Gordon David Pepper
Canada / 2022 / 0:16:45

This experimental documentary film explores the unique personality and intellectual brilliance of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan, including his uncanny predictions regarding the effects of communication technologies on culture and society.


The Hill

La Colline

Denis Gheerbrant, Lina Tsrimova
France, Belgium / 2022 / 1:17:00

A hill in Kyrgyzstan inhabited by men, women, some children. Smoke, birds, a waste dump like a Leviathan. Among them, a traumatized former soldier, a grieving mother, young people deprived of a future, living and facing their destiny.