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



Friday September 18th, 2020
15.30 h

Kino in der Königstadt


How to Disappear

Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf
Austria / 2019 / 0:21:00

Is it possible to desert in a shooter game? Along this question, "How to Disappear" reflects on war and game, discipline and disobedience. For the history of defiance is as old as the history of war - and yet the act of desertion goes beyond the game's space of action. Shot in the martial yet picturesque war landscapes of the online shooter "Battlefield V", the hyperreal graphics become the backdrop for an essay-like narrative. The narrator's voice creates a crack through which physical-real realities penetrate the depoliticized fun stage of the game. Using performances and interventions in the digital battlefield, "How to Disappear" explores the scope and limits of the audiovisual entertainment machine.


Bare Trees In The Mist

Rajan Kathet
Nepal / 2019 / 0:15:00

A young mother (Kaali) and her young son have heard that a villager who returned home from abroad has brought them gifts. At first Kaali rejects this possibility outright. But a combination of poverty, desperation and hope eventually makes her walk miles to greet him. At the onset of winter with no contact from her husband – himself somewhere in Arabia – Kaali finds herself on the brink.


Definitely Maybe

Martine Thon Brathen
Norway / 2019 / 0:22:23


An intuitive documentary montage about how we in different ways can observe, perceive, interpret and understand. Whether it’s the outer space, killer whales, or each other. A salute to everything we don’t know, everything we don’t know that we don’t know, and to curiosity.


Esteban Santana
Chile / 2019 / 0:20:00


Descending from the heights of Puerto, Celso, a done-for and miserable poet, submerges himself in the ruined streets of the city and comes across odd individuals hidden in the depths of a disused port.



Maxime Lauret
France / 2019 / 0:19:42

In the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Bardo is the intermediate state between death and rebirth in which the deceased experiences visions of one's previous life before being reborn.