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18th International Festival Signs of the Night - Bangkok (6th Edition) - July 23-26, 2020
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Saturday July 25th, 2020
12.30 pm

Thai Film Archive
Bangkok


 

 

Goodbye Machine

Veronika Bolotina
Spain / 2019 / 0:06:00

WORLD PREMIERE


Future with androids, who looks very alike human. After a horrible accident in a family of an Engineer, the doctor decided to shut down his babysitter Android, who she grew up with, but she can't forgive what the android did to her daughter.

 

Bardo

Maxime Lauret
France / 2019 / 0:19:42

ASIA PREMIERE


In the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Bardo is the intermediate state between death and rebirth in which the deceased experiences visions of one's previous life before being reborn.


 

Take It and End It

Kirineos Papadimatos
Greece / 2020 / 0:20:00

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE


A veal has to be slaughtered by a butcher. But this veal is different than the others. It’s his ‘child’. The moment he decides to refuse the slaughter, he will be left only with the inspiration he gets from his art, his bouzouki, the only thing left for him in the future anyway.

 

 

The Year Without a Summer

Elise Rasmussen
Switzerland, Indonesia, USA / 2020 / 0:19:54

WORLD PREMIERE


"The Year Without a Summer" takes its title from a phenomenon that occurred in the summer of 1816 wherein many parts of the world experienced extreme weather conditions. Dramatic storms and colorful skies gave inspiration to Romantic art, as witnessed in works by J.M.W. Turner and Casper Friedrich; while poor harvests, economic decline and civil unrest influenced Mary Shelley’s writing of “Frankenstein” during her summer sojourn to Lake Geneva. A century and a half later was it discovered that the eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia was the cause of this erratic shift in the world’s weather patterns, causing a famine in Switzerland and speculation that the world was ending. Using this historical framework as a provocation, The Year Without a Summer re-examines the effects of this environmental anomaly, finding parallels with our current climate crises, while intertwining diaristic accounts of Mary Shelley and her circle, Sumbawan folklore, and my own reflections traveling to the same volcano and lake during the hottest summer on record.

 



How do you spell capitalism?

Lars Karl Becker
Germany / 2019 / 0:18:00

ASIA PREMIERE

The work juxtaposes footage of cultural management against televisual documentary narration. The installation poses questions towards history being a human construct, problematising our authoritarian sense of being here now.







 

Filmorgh

Masoud Soheili
Afghanistan / 2018 / 0:15:00

THAILAND PREMIERE


An old Afghan man is on a bus trip going to Kabul to make his last wish come tru
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