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 30th / 4 pm / 2021 -
January 1st / 4 pm / 2022



Ghost Dance for America

Karl Nussbaum
USA / 2020 / 0:18:30

"Ghost Dance for America, 1890" is about the birth of America, the violent history of the 1800’s and how it presages today’s political climate in the United States. The Ghost Dance was a religious movement of the Native Americans in response to the U.S. government’s westward expansion and terrorism against them.
The Ghost Dance died out in 1890 after the bloody Battle of Wounded Knee.



This Haunting Memory That Is Not My Own

Panos Aprahamian
Lebanon / 2021 / 0:29:45

"This Haunting Memory That Is Not My Own" is an experimental essay film oscillating between ethnographic cinema and dystopian climate-fiction. It explores the spectral presence of traumatic pasts, and lost futures, in the bodies and structures around Beirut’s old quarantine district and port.



Natural Hosts

Luonnon isännät
Nick Jordan
United Kingdom / 2020 / 0:03:00

Filmed with a night vision infrared camera, a hunters’ lair and a derelict house inhabited by bats set the scene for reflections on the link between humankind’s exploitation of the natural world and the outbreak of new virus pandemics.


Spirits and Rocks: an Azorean Myth

Aylin Gökmen
Greece, Germany / 2019 / 0:47:00

On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught in an unending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions, and the burden of past traumas loom over them. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation, while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks. Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.



Quantum Entanglement

Jerry King Musser
United States / 2021 / 0:03:41

Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when a pair or group of particles is generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in a way such that the quantum state of each particle of the pair or group cannot be described independently of the state of the others, including when the particles are separated by a large distance. We are all linked whether we like it or not. Within the soundtrack, you will hear English spoken at times. However, the words spoken are not required to understand the concept.


Dorothée Murail
France / 2020 / 0:45:00

AKA stages butoh dancer Sachiko Ishikawa in a red and organic universe. The body explores the different states experienced during a depression through an intimate dialogue with the camera enabling the inexpressible to express itself.