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



The Netherlands #2

September 30th, 2023 - 6 pm
Collége néerlandais- Cité universitaire
75014 Paris




Thom Lunshof
Netherlands / 2022 / 0:05:00

In a dystopian world, the rising of the sun awakens something in a disabled young girl, a female sex worker and an old, dying man.




Over een pastoor op regenlaazen

Thom Lunshof
Netherlands / 2022 / 0:20:44

Small indigenous horses amble the coastal lines of a small island. A young girl traverses the rugged landscape and comes face to face with a crevice that harbours a dark history. A meeting with a native girl on the island helps getting her bearings on the rocky surface until eventually she’s able to take flight. The girl’s faces reveal the young women who will soon assert their place in the world.


My First Home


Vixtoria Vogel Salomonsen
Netherlands / 2023 / 0:17:00

To Lola, her first real home was her first real love. This relationship was young, and full of passion and dangerous addiction. It took her years of hard decisions to move away from that home. She made the journey by herself; she has invented her lifestyle from scratch. A paradise that fits her and only her in Prins Hendrikstraat in the Hague. A colorful, energetic mess of clothes, glittering pearls, 14 birds flying around, and throbbing techno beats. This story is about love. The love that had to go and the one that exists right here; for people, for animals, for beauty and found objects.




Imre van Opsta
Netherlands / 2023 / 0:11:30

'Whether it's running a marathon, climbing a mountain, or simply making it through a difficult day, endurance is what enables people to persist and succeed. Without it, people would give up at the first sign of difficulty. Endurance is a film about the power of perseverance and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of challenging circumstances. It examines the journey of life itself, the physical and emotional aspects of endurance, exploring the ups and downs, the triumphs and failures, and the moments of joy and sorrow that define the human experience. A testament to the idea that with hard work, determination, and the inherent drive to keep going despite adversity, anything is possible.
Through the role of community and the support of others, this film aims to evoke a sense of wonder, hope, and renewal, encouraging audiences to embrace life's journey with courage and determination.




Bregt Pepijn Verhagen
Netherlands / 2022 / 0:17:00

Fourteen-year-old Deniz is in an unsafe home environment. This affects his relationship with his mother, his friends and his behavior at school.