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19th International Festival Signs of the Night - Bangkok (7th Edition) - September 15-19, 2021

ONLINE EDITION







Wednesday, September 18h, 2021

Online Screening



 





Year of the Robot

Yves Gellie
Belgium, France / 2019 / 0:30:00


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.



 

Hailstorm

Shobhit Jain
India / 2021 / 1:01:4


A freak hailstorm sets off a series of events in the life of farmers unfolding the vulnerability and precarious situation of those on the margin.