Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino
International Festival Signs of the Night - Urbino

18° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino (4° Editione) - March 24th - 28th, 2021




March 26th - 28th, 2021


Claire van Been
New Zealand / 2019 / 0:19:10


A young novice at an isolated convent is confronted with the sudden desire to explore her sexual self in the wake of meeting a blue-tongued lizard. A religious erotic drama set in rural New Zealand.


Karim Bengana
Algeria, France / 2019 / 00:29:12


In 1995, during the Algerian civil War, Touiza, Madame’s dog dies. Yasmine, her maid has to leave supposedly to visit her aunt. Afraid to be alone, Madam will do anything to have her stay.


La Isola
Chloé Duval
France / 2019 / 0:15: 29:00


Elise (10) and Charlie (12) spend their holidays by the beach, role playing a game set by Charlie where a seductive lord holds his princess prisoner. Their game comes to life when Elise gets fascinated by a young man in a nearby villa. Out of jealousy, Charlie warns Elise : at night, the man reportedly tosses bodies into the sea... Fascinated, Elise lets down her friend for the first time and decides to uncover the secret by herself.


The Van
Erenik Beqiri
Albania, France / 2019 / 0:15:00

The Van finally stops, the doors open and the Son comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his Father with him...


After the Riots, before the Liberation
Chung Hong iu
Hong Kong / 2020 / 0:15:45


2019 in Hong Kong, protests become our daily life. The stuffs in the streets after each protest are changing our urban landscape, and they become the view of our everyday life. Graffitis on walls, unscrewed railings, bricks, respirators, safety goggles… Everything records what has happened in the city and witnesses our beliefs. I walked through the streets with my camera after protests. Mr. Liu Yichang let the objects tell the story in his nouveau roman short story, Roit, in 1968. Likewise, I let the objects play the narrators and tell us about the protests. Moreover, there are conversations and dialectic between different narrators. It is a tough time in our history for Hongkongers. I cannot talk about it with merely fiction film or documentary. That’s why I choose the essay film form. “Film is truth, 24 times a second.” (Le Petit Soldat, Jean-Luc Godard) Or sometimes, a frame for 24 seconds. When we gaze at an image, not just a glance, the images tell us more. Picking images in the city is a kind of gleaning. Walter Benjamin finds the common essence between poet and gleaner. They both walk in the urban as flâneur and find the memory trace in the city. Agnès Varda recognizes that she is a gleaner in her film Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse. It is an artistic gleaning. “You pick ideas, you pick images, you pick emotions from other people, and then you make it into a film.” After the protests, taking photos of the stuff in the street is like a kind of gleaning.