Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino
Internatonal Festival Signs of the Night - Urbino
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17° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino (3° Editione) - November 26-30, 2019

Thursday - November 28th, 2019
6 pm

Sala Maniscalco
Urbino, Italy


Valerie-Malin Schmid
Germany, Cuba / 2019 / 0:21:00


"Onironauta" is a painfully beautiful approach to the Republic of Cuba. The face of the afro-cuban poet Omar reflects on humanity. As he wanders through Havana, he reminisces about farewells, memory, patriotism, and censorship. His mythical poetry takes us through a dimension in which past, present, and dream interweave into an immersive journey. The poetry of the local, Omar, combined with the observational 16 mm images of Cuban everyday life, create a deep feeling of the complexity of life on an isolated island, the feeling of mortality and the fear of a human of being invisible.


Seemab Gul
Pakistan / 2019 / 0:29:00*


Zahida Kazmi is the first female taxi driver in Pakistan and a local legend. Independent, feisty and street-wise, she is a master hustler. Twice a widower and 56 years old, she is fighting to make a living on the dusty roads of Rawalpindi. Also a mother to 7-year-old Zara, she continually juggles her home life with the life behind the wheel. Reciting beautiful poetry in quiet nostalgic moments off the road, Zahida reflects on her fate. Zahida is a fascinating insight into the trials faced by a determined woman carving her own path within a patriarchal society..


History of the Revolution
Maxime Martinot
France / 2019 / 0:30:00


This essay-film explores the polysemy and reversibility of the word ‘revolution’ as well as the images that stem from it. The struggles are plenty: mourning, glory, legacy all are interlocked in the present..


Andes Uprising, a Buffer City Re-Inventing Itself Through Architecture
Bernardo Villagra Meruvia
Germany / 2019 / 0:14:00


El Alto, Bolivia, is growing fast – wild, but not shapeless. An investigation into urban aesthetics comes across the Cholets: miniature palaces which serve as residential and business premises for wealthy indigenous Aymara families. The colourful, shining constructions may resemble spaceships lost in the urban wastelands. But a double movement of expert commentary and city symphony lays bare the social foundations of this eclectic architecture.


About Finnish Manhood
Suomalaisesta miehuudesta
Samuli Salonen
Finland / 2019 / 0:10:00


Talking about emotions is almost impossible for many Finnish men. In this short documentary four men and one trans person share personal stories and experiences about growing up into Finnish manhood and how they are learning to break the silence. The protagonists are frozen within the frames of still landscapes.