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

7° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa - December 26-31, 2021

19th International Festival Signs of the Night - Portugal


December 29th / 4 pm -
31th / 4 pm, 2021


M. - a Kidnapped Kid

Dan Cimpoesu
Rumania / 2020 / 0:22:40

Who's kidnapping Maxime, the French State or his father? The answer lies in the child's drama.




Nanna Maria Wibholm
Germany / 2020 / 0:35:00

"Anders" is an essayistic portrait documentary circling around the brief encounter between filmmaker Nanna and protagonist Anders. Fragmented narratives from lived experiences of mental illness brought them together in the attempt to capture a visual trace of past stories and present voices. The film was shot in an irrevocable moment of time that unexpectedly became the last year of Anders’ life. Drawn by the atmosphere of an emerging but yet unknown relation, the film ANDERS embarks on an explorative journey through pieces of moving images, still photos, sound and voice. Directed by intuition and chance this portrait is also the filmmakers search for the identity of her protagonist. A fascination of ’The Other’ as well as a (self)reflective questioning of boundaries, subjective realities and ethics of artistic work in the making of a portrait documentary.



Year of the Robot
Yves Gellie
Belgium, France / 2019 / 0:31:25

At the intersection of art and science, L’année du robot (Year of the robot) depicts the human being and the robot as its artificial counterpart. As a series of archival documents detailing the first contacts and dialogue between a robot gifted with an artificially created autonomy and human beings, it studies cognitive dissonance, a minute, mysterious relational space sitting between the two actors. It involves elderly people sometimes afflicted with Alzheimer's or dementia, or young adults with autism or neurological problems. Once past the surprise phase and aware of the artificial nature of the robot's functioning, the residents try, despite everything, to forge bonds with it.