Azar Saiyar's History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails competes @ Signes de Nuit IFF, Lisboa
Azar Saiyar’s History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails (2016) will have its international premiere in the international competition of Signes de Nuit International Film Festival. The touring festival takes place in Lisboa, Portugal from October 1–9. Saiyar’s film will be screened in the competition programme “Cinema in Transgression 4“, the screening takes place at 17:00 on Friday, October 7 at DARC Desterro.
History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails is a short film on the history of taming the left hand and on the culture of cultivating the bodies that do not fit. We used to believe that being left-handed could lead to criminality, stupidity, and immoral behaviour. So we tried to educate our children not to use that hand.
Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and media artist working with documentaries, experimental films and video art. In her work she uses different filmic styles and techniques. She is interested in the borders of identity – the traces of other people, our cultures and daily routines in us. In her artistic work she focuses on our ability to share and understand each other. What kind of experiences can be shared and to what limit?
International Festival Signes de Nuit, October 1–9, Lisboa, Portugal
More information: Signes de Nuit IFF