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


8. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht / Berlin Edition
21th International Festival Signs of the Night / Worldwide

November 1 - 5, 2023
Kino in der Königstadt - - Space : movie members GmbH - Saarbrücker Straße 24 - Berlin Prenzlauer Berg




Space Movie Member

Saturday November 4 --- 24 h (Midnight)


To stage the music - Heiner Goebbels

Giulio Boato
Italy / 2022 / 1:22:00

The story of a composer for whom an orchestra is not enough. Three years with Heiner Goebbels, to tell the story of his half-century-long career through his latest symphonic work.

What holds together a Bach fugue, a road sign used as a gong, a text by Samuel Beckett and the voices of two Georgian prisoners from 1916? Heiner Goebbels is an eclectic composer, impossible to define according to the definitions of XX century’s music and art. He uses space, objects, bodies and ethnographic recordings as musical instruments. In his fifty-year career he has experimented with everything: from rock bands to opera directing, starting with “Bella Ciao” to arrive at “A House of Call”, his latest creation and a synthesis of his career. The film goes through the three-year creation of this particular symphonic work, from the first meeting with the conductor to its debut at Berlin Philharmonic. The pieces of the concert, filmed in detail by a single camera among the musicians, are the starting point for tracing the threads of Goebbels' artistic creation, linked to the historical events that have marked the last fifty years in Germany and Europe. Archival footage and interviews tell the journey of an artist who has never stopped experimenting.

Giulio Boato (Venice, 1988) is a Film Director and Video Editor. In 2012 he created his first video-art work, together with composer and sound designer Lorenzo Danesin. The two have worked together ever since. In '15 Boato made his first documentary about Jan Fabre. Boato consolidated his collaboration with Fabre directing two short films about Fabre’s exhibitions entitled "Among Spiritual Guards" (2016) and "Glass & Bones" (2017). In 2018 he presented at The Segal Center in New York the film "THEATRON | Romeo Castellucci", screened in Italian premiere at Biografilm Festival in Bologna. In 2019 he released a film about the Japanese media artist Shiro Takatani, selected in competition at Montreal’s 2019 FIFA. The film premiered in Italy at Romaeuropa Festival in 2019. The same edition of the festival hosted the film "Rivale", a cinematographic work between film and opera, based on the music of Lucia Ronchetti. Together with Lorenzo Danesin, he directed "The Walking Man" (2019), an immersive video-installation based on a landscape performance, selected for competition at FIFA 2020, and "Trenodia" from the live-performance by Mariangela and Vinicio Capossela. In 2022 will be release the documentary about Tiziano Vecellio, a coproduction by Sky Arte, Kublai Film and Arte. In 2021 he founded 313, an Italian independent film production company, together with Lorenzo Danesin and Laura Belloni.















Competition Short Film, Cinema in Transgression, Documentary - Focus and Thematic programs