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

ONLINE EDITION


 






Wednesday, September 15h, 2021

Online Screening




 

The Golden Age

L’Âge d’Or
Eric Minh Cuong Castaing
France / 2018 / 0:19:46


In a series of workshops, children with motor disabilities experiment with various dance techniques and virtual reality glasses to see what dancers see.

THAILAND PREMIERE


 

Aka

Dorothée Murail
France / 2020 / 0:15:00


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.















 

A Scream In The Void

Luyckx Jonas
Belgium / 2021 / 0:12:26


A film like a scream behind my computer. Stay safe they say. Confined, stuck in the pain of a world that I can only see through the screen. I almost forgot that we could be together to refuse this model sold by express parcel, delivered in our boxes in one day to make our life easier.

ASIAN PREMIERE



 

Staying With the Trouble

Alyona Larionova
United Kingdom / 2018 / 0:14:00


A hybrid documentary film that follows a Kazakh berkutchi (eagle-hunter) on his journey to tame his wild eagle, Sadak. The film draws upon the unique bond between the hunter and his eagle to provide a meditation on power relations in a world dealing with security crisis and accelerating hyperconnectivity. Oscillating between states of control and submission, berkutchi, Sadak, a judoist, and a border control officer, offer viewers their own bodily interpretations of the constantly shifting power scales.



 

Good News, Comrades!

Lars Karl Becker
Germany / 2021 / 0:18:00


Against the backdrop of cosmic history, everything crumbles to dust anyway. An unusual view in the political West of the fleeting coincidence of our own existence. This amalgam of theoretical and aesthetic approaches-at least if it should come loose one day-should not be swallowed up. An orc of industrialisation gapes before us. Perato-optionality can be so cruel. Besides itself, capitalism also naturalises gender stereotypes and their diabolical constraints. The radical self-criticism of bourgeois society has long since run aground. What remains is the hope for an intellectual first-pass effect, which ends after the complete metabolisation of the film to question one's own position as a viewer.


 

Darkness Within Darkness

Chia-Yun Wu
United Kingdom / 2021 / 0:06:30


The work is a paper made video composed of digital image and physical material that delves into the essence of moving image. It divided the digital video into the film ratio of 24-frame-per-second. Through the transforming process in printing and scanning, the re-composed video is in between movement and stillness, virtual and concrete, digital and material. The contrasts have thus been related to the Oriental philosophy of Taoism, "one body with two sides" (Yin and Yang). With the video, I was trying to visualize the abstract natural law which denies description. Tao is empty yet inexhaustible, hidden but always present, a way of life yet not a locatable truth. darkness within darkness seeks, in the same way, to be comprises of the very contrast between the established (material) and the abstract (digital) through revealing the invisible time in image.

WORLD PREMIERE