On 21 January the 17th International Festival Zeichen der Nacht finished in Berlin. One of the awards went to Jakub Radej's short documentary "Dust".

"Dust" by Jakub Radej received the Signs Award for a film which expresses in a surprising way sensitive and perturbing aspects of reality.

"Proch" is a study of the way that every human body must go through from the moment of death to the funeral. In Jakub Radej’s film, the consecutive stages of the way (mortuary, morgue, cemetery) are juxtaposed with a bureaucratic approach to the property of the deceased.

A detached account of the fate of material objects that belonged to the deceased is presented in an open form, which may also include a question about the meaning of life and a reflection on the loneliness of people who have no one to bid them farewell.

More information about the festival is available here.