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 29th, 2019
8 pm

Sala Maniscalco
Urbino, Italy


Birds of Paradise
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Switzerland / 2019 / 0:15:00


A woman talks about her life with HIV. A story of motherhood and resurrection.


A Moon for My Father
Manila Akbari and Douglas White
Great Britain / 2019 / 01:25:00


Mania Akbari collaborates with British sculptor Douglas White to coin a tender fusion of langauge, where a meeting of cinema and sculpture investigates the processes of physical and psychological destruction and renewal. Begun a matter of weeks after first meeting, the film charts a deepening artistic and personal relationship exploring the nature of skin, family, death, water, desire and, throughout, a powerful will to form. Akbari looks into the connection between her body and the political history of Iran, investigating the relationship between her own physical traumas and the collective political memory of her birthplace. As she undergoes surgeries on a body decimated by cancer, remembrance and reconstruction provide a framework for investigating how bodies are traumatised, censored and politicized, and yet ultimately remain a site of possibility.