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9th International Festival Signes de Nuit - Bangkok - July 22-30, 2023

21th International Festival Signs of the Night - Thailand


Saturday, July 22th, 2023

Thai Archive / 17 h


Through the Window

Chuang tai ri zhi
Xiao Yang, Sisi Chen
China / 2022 / 0:30:00

A video diary of a surreal lockdown made by a filmmaker couple trapped in a small rented Shanghai apartment. In the face of sheer madness, the camera gradually breaks free from the window and observes a vast social isolation unprecedented in the country's history.



Fantasy in a Concrete Jungle

Mehedi Mostafa
Bangladesh / 2022 / 0:14:55 08

An essay film on an unplanned city, Dhaka, from the point of view of an off-screen architect. The architect travels from the loud city to the silence of the remote village, encounters people, incidents and landscapes. The film is a meditation on the nostalgia for the rural past jutted against the urban chaos and a reflection on finding home in the urbanized present.





Laen Sanches
France / 2022 / 0:01:37

An underwater dystopia that delves into the disturbing reality of plastic pollution in our oceans. A wake-up call about the devastating consequences of our lifestyle on marine life.



Follow Me Quietly

Wheeler Winston Dixon
United States / 2023 / 0:04:32

“Don't follow me; I'm lost.” – U.G. Krishnamurti



The Guardians of Refuse: A Short History of Rubbish

Die Hüter des Unrats. Eine kurze Geschichte des Abfalls
Susann Maria Hempel
Germany / 2022 / 0:11:10

The possibility of (re)constructing human history now no longer takes place in archives alone, it has instead moved into the realm of rubbish. But what if, under modern concepts of an efficient recycling system, there is no more waste? Then the past of our present will no longer be detectable in the future. In order to survive, rubbish must therefore seek alternative places of refuge. And it finds them within living organisms that inhabit the depth of the oceans... i



The Life We Live Is Not Life Itself

Ian Gibbins
Greece / 2021 / 0:08:45

“The life we live is a series of illusions… a smile… mistaken decisions… dangerous, unpredictable… yet, we will meet again, as lovers… parents… children… and you will know who I am…” Tasos Sagris’s poem, with its haunting soundtrack by Whodoes, offers us an extended exploration of lives lived in parallel, at cross-purposes, in and out of love, around the world, from the innocence of children to the wisdom of elders. There are the good times when summer seems to last forever, and the bad, when persecution and misadventure could land us in prison, with nothing but rain to hear our voice. But what is the reality? What is mere illusion? Can there be more to life than simply living? i


Echodrome (Nighttime at the Well)

Echorome (Nachts I'm Bach)
Gudrun Krebitz
Austria / 2022 / 0:16:00

Attention. This is an announcement coming from another world.



The Sun is Missing

Ilanga Alikho
Advik Beni
South Africa / 2022 : 0:07:30

langa Alikho is an experimental landscape film with an element of poetry. The film follows the son of the professional mourner who has now taken up the mantle of his father. He is confused. He does not want to mourn anymore, but it is all he knows how to do. He goes to the local flea market and purchases some chickens for a sacrificial ceremony in the name of his ancestors. Soon enough he is traversing the vast mountainous landscape of Kwa-Zulu Natal as he struggles to find a place where belongs.




Competition Short Film, Cinema in Transgression, Documentary