Short Film Competition 5 | Signes de Nuit

Vorstellung am 19.01.2019



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Das (vielleicht) weltweite grösste unabhängige Festival Signs of the Night - aktiv in Paris, Lissabon, Bangkok Tucuman und Urbino - ist erneut zu Gast im ACUDkino.
Der verstörende Blick auf Realitäten und der audio-visuelle Widerstand. Eine Einladung zur Feier der kulturellen Differenzen.

Short Film Competition 5

Cavalcade / Gaetan Saint-Remy / Belgium / 2018 / 0:25:00
A post-apocalyptic narrative, based on the poetry of Vincent Tholomé
and Maja Jantar, where words and sounds form an exploded narrative of
images, incantations, breaths and currents that interact to create a
volatile story.

Every. Single One (Karuna) / Cherie Sampson / USA / 2019 / 0:05:43
One of the nine emotions (navarasas) described in the ancient Indian
text on drama, the Natyashastra, karuna is the rasa of anguish and
despair. This experimental short film depicts the first 72 hours after
a breast cancer diagnosis through a tense montage of sound juxtaposed
with close-ups of gestural expression and contrasting images of the
natural world. The layered soundscape is comprised of phone calls and
conversations with family, medical practitioners and insurance
representatives documented by the filmmaker while navigating the
overwhelming information and communications in the days immediately
following the life-changing news. The imagery alternates between
restless and beatific, the latter offering momentary glimpses of calm
(shanta rasa) at the center of chaos.

Axolotl / Oliver Smolders / Belgium / 2018 / 0:25:00
A man accept a janitor’s job in an old building and, locked in his
room, undertakes a strange work of mourning. He discovers that, behind
the walls, a system of secret corridors makes it possible to observe
the tenants. But is it really the tenants he spies on ?

The Orphan (O órfão) / Carolina Markowicz / Brazil / 2018 / 0:15:00
The story of Jonathas, an orphan who has been adopted and then
“returned” due to his effeminate mannerisms. Based on true events.

Revolt (Taghi) / Koorosh Asgar / Iran / 2018 / 0:16:00
A boatwoman who makes a living with carrying passengers encounters a
prostitute who travels sometimes with her. She asks the boatwoman to
take her somewhere around the marsh. The prostitute asks her to have
an eye on her in case she gets delayed. After a few minutes, she hears
the sound of something breaking and enters the conflict between the
prostitute and her customer to support her. This happening leads to
closeness between these two women. When the boatwoman comes back home
and sees her husband carousing with his friend, she decides to abandon
the home forever.