Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
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17° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (5° Edição) - January 17-20, 2020
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Friday - January 17th, 2020
5 pm

Desterro
Lisboa, Portugal


 



Unfinished
Incompiuta
Samira Guadagnuolo, Tiziano Doria
Italy / 2019 / 00:19:00

PORTUGAL PREMIER

Simply observing ordinary places and people, a symbolic reading emerges of our fall from Paradise, reflecting upon the human condition, on its unbridgeable loneliness, and on its destiny of death.

 

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The Animal that therefore I am
Bea de Visser
Netherlands / 2019 / 0:10:37

LISBON PREMIER

What does the animal see when it looks at me?” Three animals and a woman in an enclosed space. As they study each other, their own methods of communication create a wordless conversation. We view them in close-up and from various perspectives, with the woman as a solitary species in this universe.

 

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Seetram Kol...
Raja Varatharajan
India / 2019 / 0:17:18


Karthi, an upper class professional, while travelling in his car as per the plan to go to the movie together with his friends Hareesh and Yazhini, two school going kids asks for lift to drop them on the way. After a second thought, half mindedly, Karthi is offering lift to the kids, who were moved recently to the outskirts of Chennai city on behalf of some rehabilitation plan. During the course of their journey, Karthi realizes the difficulties of their life and the initial impression on them has slowly broken down. When he started showering his care on them, his friend Hareesh, the upper class attitude guy, joins the journey and becoming extremely upset on seeing the kids; he starts commenting apparently with his suspicious and arrogant mindset. Karthi, who has already realized their genuineness, gets provoked on Hareesh’s comments enter into strong argument on the prejudice mindset of class discrimination, thoughts of public on changes, kids dilemma and how they overcome this situation confidently are discussed in this short film.
 

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Father to Son
Vader op Zoon
Thomas Stokmans
Netherlands / 2018 / 0:07:00

PORTUGAL PREMIER

In this musical debut film, there seems to be hardly any verbal communication between a father and his young son. But when dad plays his saxophone, the boy listens attentively. He gets a sip of dad’s coffee. A very small, intimate film with its heart in the right place.


 
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Uphold (From Below)
Cherie Sampson
USA / 2019 / 0:16:00

PORTUGAL PREMIER

This video-performance was created at the site of a large, half-alive cottonwood tree in a woodland near the Mississippi River in the American Midwest. The tree had been struck by lightning several years prior to making this work and weathered the storm. In June 2017, when this was shot, I had recently completed my last round of chemotherapy after a diagnosis of breast cancer earlier that year. The video is comprised of footage shot just days before my body was forever altered by surgery. It was the last opportunity to create a site-based piece with body in the landscape as I had known and worked with throughout my life as an artist and a woman. Multiple superimpositions of the figure appear, including a momentary image of the post-surgical body shot later, representing different states of process and being.

 






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Still Live Sequences
Rebecca Shein
Germany / 2019 / 0:19:30

PORTUGAL PREMIER

After a tragic love affair a woman returns to the empty house of her parents. She incurs isolation which leads her into different stages of madness. The fight between life and death evokes a change and she leaves the house.
 

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