Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
International Festival Signs of the Night- Lisbon

18° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (6° Edição) - December 27-31, 2020



December 29th - 31th, 2020



Blue Flower

Constantine Saadi
Romania / 2020 / 0:27:08

Winter 2017, Ana and Amara, a young couple from Bucharest take a radical decision. In order to finance the treatment of Leo, their 3-year-old son suffering from a brain disease, Ana is going to work as a Cam-girl. In the fascinating video chat studios of Bucharest, Ana will become "Blue Flower". In this film, the actors play their own role and all the places are authentic.



Malu Janssen
Netherlands / 2019 / 0:13:24

When there is a break-in in her home, interior buyer Helen is in shock. She secretly mourns for her lost belongings with which she had intimate relationships. With this theft, she discovers that she has lost a part of herself that is not easy to replace. When she invites her friends over for an evening re-decorating her house, her detachment of her surrounding leads to a lurid finale.




Percival Argüero Mendoza
Mexico / 2019 / 0:32:00

A violinist faces a terrible decision when the leader of the string quartet she is auditioning for tries to seduce her.



The Affected

Rikke Gregersen
Norway / 2020 / 0:13:00

Minutes before take off a situation occurs preventing an airplane from leaving. A passenger refuses to sit down in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a man inside the plane. The pilot suddenly finds himself in a position where he has to take a political stand he has no interest in taking





Patrik Thomas
Taiwan, Germany / 2020 / 0:25:00

As one of the many nuclear powered countries, Taiwan is constantly facing the issue on how to deal with its nuclear waste. After decades of controversial governmental decisions, a new solution seems possible: a citizen-powered decentralised storage strategy. In the late 1970s, Taiwans government decided to store parts of its nuclear waste on Orchid Island, 65km off Taiwan’s southeast coast, home of the Yami people who lived for centuries as an isolated tribe. Being tricked by the government, the tribal chief signed a contract to built a “fish cannery” which turned out to be a nuclear waste storage site. After more than 30 years of protest by the yami people, the government passes a new decision to solve to problem of Orchid Island with a new decentralised storage strategy. The film accompanies two governmental employees with their daily struggle of redistributing the nuclear waste to all Taiwanese citizens.