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

18° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (6° Edição) - December 27-31, 2020



December 27th - 29th, 2020



To Tell a Ghost

Chris Piotrowicz, Stefan Ehrhardt
Bosnia Herzegovina / 2019 / 0:12:00

It tells the story of Mirza Ramic, the Bosnian-born, American-based musician and one half of the electronic music duo Arms and Sleepers. While spending most of his adult life in the US, Mirza was born in Bosnia & Herzegovina and lived there until 1992 when the Bosnian War forced his family to flee the country. Mirza and his mother would spend the next few years moving across continents, countries and states as refugees — living in Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Mirza’s father did not survive the war; he was killed by a mortar shell in 1993. Mirza’s mother, a piano teacher, introduced the piano to him at the age of 6. Subsequently, the piano became the one constant in their lives as they kept changing environments and moving further away from Bosnia & Herzegovina. To Tell A Ghost captures Mirza's attempt to process personal loss and childhood memories while finding healing through music. A story about loss, remembrance and healing.



Abrir la Tierra

Alejandro Zuno
Mexico / 2019 / Documentary / 0:19:22

On December 11, 2013, Víctor Álvarez and nine young men were arrested amid a joint security operation led by the local police of Veracruz, Mexico. Their whereabouts remain unknown to this day. Perla, Víctor's mother, has been looking for him since then. OPEN THE EARTH portrays her painful and tireless fight to access truth and justice.


Monsieur Pigeon

Antonio Prata
Switzerland / 2019 / 0:56:21

Giuseppe lives in his van in the heart of Paris and has long since stopped communicating with his fellow men. His time, his physical space as well as his mental space are dedicated to the birds that inhabit the cities, abused animals that the old man defends and feeds, suffering threats and attacks.