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

Thai Film Archive
Bangkok


 

 

Action, almost unable to think

Haonan Mao
China / 2018 / 0:11:20

ASIA PREMIERE


Mao Haonan uses the expressive techniques of 3D videos, computer rendering simulators, space installations, paintings, photos, graphs etc.; centers around the themes of fictions, digital perceptions, mineralities etc.; and creates the systems to express his personal understating about the subjectivity of the reality.


 

Skewwhiff

Robin Summons
Australia / 2018 / 0:11:31

ASIA PREMIERE

An elderly man insists on granting his wife's wish of taking their car through a drive-thru car wash.


 





How to Disappear

Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf
Austria / 2019 / 0:21:06

ASIA PREMIERE


Is it possible to desert in a shooter game? Along this question, "How to Disappear" reflects on war and game, discipline and disobedience. For the history of defiance is as old as the history of war - and yet the act of desertion goes beyond the game's space of action. Shot in the martial yet picturesque war landscapes of the online shooter "Battlefield V", the hyperreal graphics become the backdrop for an essay-like narrative. The narrator's voice creates a crack through which physical-real realities penetrate the depoliticized fun stage of the game. Using performances and interventions in the digital battlefield, "How to Disappear" explores the scope and limits of the audiovisual entertainment machine.

 

The Bite
A Mordida

Pedro Neves Marques
Portugal, Brazil / 2019 / 0:26:10

ASIA PREMIERE


Between a house in the Atlantic forest and a genetically-modified mosquito factory near São Paulo, a polyamorous, non-binary relationship struggles to survive an epidemic spreading across Brazil. While in the factory millions of mosquitos are born daily inside test tubes, the power dynamics between Helmut, Calixto, and Tao only intensifies. The Bite is a film found somewhere between horror, science fiction and a queer drama.




 



Sunday

Fulara Arun
India / 2019 / 00:09:59

ASIA PREMIERE

When the middle-aged Kamble makes his weekly visit to the neighbourhood barber shop, it's not just for a shave. He can't wait to be touched by Jaan, the new barber-boy he has a crush on. It's the highlight of his otherwise dull existence as a married man leading a dual life in a society that abhors homosexuality.






 

Before April

Chaweng Chaiyawan
Thailand / 2019 / 0:20:00

ASIA PREMIERE

Aof, a 21year-old student, is summoned to serve his country. In fear, he seeks help by consulting his best friend Bell, a transsexual woman. But the result of his chosen path changes the lives of both of them forever.