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


September 30th, 2023 - 8 pm
Collége néerlandais - Cité universitaire
75014 Paris





Clara Dubau
United States / 2023 / 0:10:00

Elio volunteers for a filmed experiment to help him reconnect with a repressed memory.


My Youth


Aria Tahbaz
Iran / 2023 / 0:10:11

During their journey up north, Ali and Behzad come across Maryam, a hitchhiker who is headed towards Rasht in hopes of finding a job. However, upon their arrival, she finds out that the job is no longer available. After spending some time together, Maryam makes the decision to remain in Rasht while Ali and Behzad carry on with their travels to Tehran.


Broken Wall


Mrinmoy Sarkar
India / 2023 / 0:18:24

An old retired man, living in an almost deserted housing in Kolkata, feels lonely and suffers from an existential crisis. He seeks meaningful relationships with people around him. He finds a connection with a neighbourhood kid. Both the old man and kid are living in an adverse situation, which lacks compassion and love. The old man saves the kid from an incident of abuse. But he chooses to vanish from this ugly world because the perpetrator continues relationship with the kid’s mother.



Neighbouring Sounds


Ali Kivanc Güldürür
Turkey / 2022 / 0:18:00

Bilal and Aylin, a young married couple, overhear a domestic battery in their neighborhood late at night. Despite his initial disregard for the situation, Bilal works up a curiosity which paves the way for an unwanted exposure.




Yvonne Zhang
USA / 2022 / 0:22:00:55

By an isolated desert motel, a young girl digs up a rotting carcass. Later that night, something mysterious is unearthed in her mother.



Norwegian Nature, Suburbia and the Creatures Living There


Rolf Christian Heldal
United Kingdom /2022 / 0:14:59

Somewhere in Norway nature awakens. A human-like Creature emerges from the deep forest. With every footstep it draws further into suburbia, taking the sonic perspective of an alien explorer venturing into uncharted land.
"Norwegian nature, suburbia and the Creatures living there” is a flow of cinematic movement and sound. An allegory existing within a loose, experimental framework. The film has no dialogue, but opts instead to tell its story through the juxtaposition of image and sound design .