Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino
International Festival Signs of the Night - Urbino

5° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino - March 30th - April 3rd, 2022

19th International Festival Signs of the Night- Italy



April 2nd / 9 pm -
April 4th / 9 pm , 2022

The Dark Forest
Martin Del Carpio
USA / 2021 / 0:09:239

To honor the memory of his father who passed away in 2019, Martin Del Carpio opts for the medium of film once again, and delivers his most lyrical work to date. At once deeply personal, carefully veiled in a delicate fabric of pure emotions, and absolutely immersive in its dreamlike, mysterious beauty, ‘The Dark Forest’ transmutes its author’s innermost life into an admirable piece of introspective cinema. Opening with Dante Alighieri’s quote which inspired the title, it takes the viewer on a short, yet transcendent journey through the bushes of symbols and trees of thoughts, in the company of a lovely (and cunning?) forest spirit embodied by Carly Erin O’Neil whose poise and grace translate as otherworldly. The enchanting imagery that we see on our way is the result of another tight-knit collaboration between writer / director Del Carpio and DoP / editor William Murray, whereby the dense atmosphere of meditative seclusion is complemented by Dan Shaked’s ruminative voice-over and M. Nomized’s haunting score which occasionally gives off some strong ‘classic Hollywood’ vibes...



Living In A Bubble
Natalie MacMahon, Nikola Drvoshanov
Germany / 2021 / 0:07:43

When two strangers feel isolated in the big city, they soon realise that their imagination is able to bring them anywhere they would like to go, despite all the obstacles of modern society. Who says it is easy to live in our modern world? Aren’t we all a bit isolated in different ways? “Living in a bubble” tells the story of two strangers, who live in the bubble they created for themselves, which doesn’t allow them to connect to anything or anyone. Through their imagination and willpower however, they manage to break out of their isolation and open themselves up to the world. They find that there is much more out there than they would have thought and nature can be found in the most unexpected places. If we have enough courage to change our ways, we can re-discover what it feels like to be alive. Against all odds, miracles are still possible- if only we believe in them.


End of the Universe
Wheeler Winston Dixon
USA / 2021 / 0:05:28

"The end of the universe will be very, very quiet." - Sartre



North Star
Louis J Hock
United States / 2021 / 0:25:59

A metaphorical narrative in which the character is left alone at his post indefinitely to ponder the existential. In his hopefulness he resorts to a mystical exploration.



Starring Vera Miles
Andrew Hahn
United States / 2021 / 0:29:46

A first-person sci-fi thriller, "Starring Vera Miles" is constructed from nearly 100 classic films and mixed with dialogue from various Vera Miles roles that becomes our heroine's internal voice, as the montage of subjective camera shots becomes her vision of a questionable reality.


Pierre Villemin
France / 2020 / 0:09:30

From whatever angle you approach it, the present offers no way out. This is not the least of its virtues.