German Film Festival returns to Vietnam

Tuesday, 2017-09-05 05:34:08
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NDO – The 8th German film festival in Vietnam will take place from September 6 to 16 in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Organised annually by the Hanoi Goethe Institute in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, the festival promises to bring a selection of the newest and most popular films from Germany, from various genres such as drama, family, comedies and thrillers.

The audiences in Vietnam will have an opportunity to participate in over 40 screenings, in the original German language with Vietnamese and English subtitles or voice-overs.

This year’s festival brings to the audience nine exciting films that have competed in various international film festivals and represent German contemporary cinema.

The movie entitled ‘24 Weeks’ will open the film festival in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City with a presentation by director Anna Berrached. ‘24 Weeks’ is a story of a couple who have a nine-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child. As they learn that their child will not be born healthy, they are at first optimistic that they will be able to respond to the challenge. But the closer it gets to the due date, the more the wife begins to worry about the future of her unborn child, as well as that of her family and her career, and after many discussions and arguments she realises that she will have to make the decision on her own.

The film is the second movie by director Berrached, which premiered at the Berlinale International Film and received 16 awards including three awards for best director and the Silver Award German Film Prize 2017.

There will be a question and answer session with director Berrached after each screening in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Audiences can see Berrached as a leading actress in the 2017 drama Millenials and will have the chance to meet and talk with her following each 70-minute screening in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on September 8 and 10.

Other movies include the dramas Berlin Syndrome; Wild; Tiger Girl and Under Sandet; the comedies The Lotzmann Family at the Barricades and Tschick; and the documentary Happy which were made in 2017 and 2016.

Among the films, Nicolette Krebitz’s Wild won many awards at the Germany Film Awards 2017, including best feature film, best supporting actor and best cinematography. The director is also an actress and musician and American Variety highlighted Krebitz as one of the ten "Women Filmmakers To Watch".

Tickets for all screenings in Haiphong, Da Nang and Hue are free. In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, tickets can be purchased at the price of VND 20,000 each.