Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht - Berlin - International Festival Signs of the Night


18th International Festival Signs of the Night - Berlin (6th Edition) - September 16 - 20, 2020



Wednesday September 16th, 2020
20.30 h

Kino in der Königstadt


All Inclusive

Nikki Teemu
Finland / 2019 / 0:14:58


Kalervo has felt powerless all his life, unable to fight back, until Annukka—a woman who loves him—gives Kalervo a life altering gift. Like with many of director Nikki’s works, All Inclusive can be interpreted in many ways, but at the core it’s a film about power, love and change. If you could right the wrongs in your life, would you, and would you stop there?



Shady Srour
Israel / 2019 / 0:15:50

Ziad, a Palestinian day laborer, is denied entry into Israel for work one day. Not wanting to return home empty-handed after promising his daughter meat for dinner, he needs to get creative. A poetic and tragic reflection on the everyday struggle of Palestinian breadwinners.

Kosmos : The Uncertainty

Robert Cahen, Ruben Guzman, Narcisa Hirsch
Argenetina / 2018 0:10:00


In this short film uncertainty sounds like the Tibetan singing bowl heard at the very beginning of the film to mark the end of a metaphorical nuclear explosion. Twins still in their amniotic fluid announce our human condition, our compulsion to walk, move forward, run. When everything moves, we go through the forest "of emotions" in a dreamlike way. But it is thanks to water and its light reflections, to its transforming power that the infinite “Kosmos” plays with our uncertainty.



Goodbye Machine

Veronika Bolotina
Spain / 2019 / 0:06:00


Future with androids, who looks very alike human. After a horrible accident in a family of an Engineer, the doctor decided to shut down his babysitter Android, who she grew up with, but she can't forgive what the android did to her daughter.


The Physics of Sorrow

Physique de la tristesse
Theodore Ushev
Canada / 2019 / 00:27:00


"The Physics of Sorrow" tracks an unknown man’s life as he sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his increasingly rootless and melancholic adulthood in Canada.



Patrik Thomas
Taiwan, Germany / 2020 / 0:25:00


As one of the many nuclear powered countries, Taiwan is constantly facing the issue on how to deal with its nuclear waste. After decades of controversial governmental decisions, a new solution seems possible: a citizen-powered decentralised storage strategy. In the late 1970s, Taiwans government decided to store parts of its nuclear waste on Orchid Island, 65km off Taiwan’s southeast coast, home of the Yami people who lived for centuries as an isolated tribe. Being tricked by the government, the tribal chief signed a contract to built a “fish cannery” which turned out to be a nuclear waste storage site. After more than 30 years of protest by the yami people, the government passes a new decision to solve to problem of Orchid Island with a new decentralised storage strategy. The film accompanies two governmental employees with their daily struggle of redistributing the nuclear waste to all Taiwanese citizens.