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



India # 2

October 4th, 2023 - 10 pm
Maison de l´Inde - Cité universitaire
75014 Paris


Abelir Batot


Sagar Saurabh
India / 2022 / 0:13:51

Kaushik (32) meets Bipul (60), on a country road who is looking for a lift. Kaushik takes Bipul in his car on the condition that he will only speak through the journey and Bipu will have to keep quiet and listen. Kaushik expresses his sufferings during the trip, Bipul tries to interfere in between, but Kaushik asks him not to speak, but only to listen. Finally, Bipul admits that he is deaf.




Ankit Chatterjee
India /2023 / 0:13:33

An interpretation of Gaya's painting Saturn devouring his son in a societal context.




Kshitij Joshi
India / 2023 / 0:25:00

This film is about a coming of age boy living with his widowed mother, who is struggling with sleep and is attributing it to bedbug infestation. This boy, resulting from the difficult situation in his life, has developed emotional maturity which is much ahead of his age. The absence of his father brings about a sense of longing and confusion about his identity and role model.
In high school, he gets to play role of Karna from the epic Mahabharata. With his friend portraying the character of Kunti, Karna's mother, they diligently rehearse scenes together, delving into the emotional depth of their roles. While both of them continues to rehearse through the play, the boy's mother is forced to dive into her past.
Despite his efforts, the boy continues to suffer from sleepless nights. Determined to find a solution, he sets out to eliminate the bedbugs himself and unexpectedly uncovers truths about his own life. These revelations bring him a newfound understanding, enabling him to reconcile with his dreams and he finds peaceful sleep.


Goodbye, Hello


Omkar Phatak
India / 2023 / 0:24:59

On a quiet little terrace, a ghost must find what he is looking for before the night ends, things take a turn when a girl comes to the terrace looking for something.