Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
International Festival Signs of the Night - Lisbon

17° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (5° Edição) - January 17-20, 2020

Saturday - January 18th, 2020
5 pm

Lisboa, Portugal


Red Hill
Laura Carreira
Great Britain / 2018 / 0:14:00


Jim, an isolated ex-miner who works as a night-shift security guard faces his last day at work before retirement. He spends the night patrolling the slag heap of a former coal mine - a remnant of Scotland's industrial past. The film explores the intrinsic relation of an individual to work and asks what's left when, at the end of a lifetime of labour, a man loses his purpose.




California on Fire
Jeff Frost
USA / 2018 / 0:24:50


California on Fire utilizes time, sound, and the catastrophic effects of climate change as a backdrop to examine loss. Each of the film's five chapters are based on the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. To create California on Fire, artist Jeff Frost trained as a firefighter, gained full access to more than 70 wildfires, and shot over 350,000 photos from 2014 to 2019. It has been featured in PBS Newshour, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, and Artnet.




Before April
Chaweng Chaiyawan
Thailand / 2019 / 0:22:00


Aof, a 21-year-old student who was Summons for Military Service. In fear he sought a solution by consulting Bel, her best friend, a Ladyboy. But the result of his chosen path changed the lives of both of them forever.



Day Release
Martin Winter
Autriche / 2019 / 0:35:00


Single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old son, who is living with her unstable mother, in bad circumstances. She is forced to find a way to enable a better future for him, while time is against her, she has to be back in prison at six pm.