'Copenhagen Dreams' comes to Hanoi

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The screening of documentary Copenhagen Dreams by director Max Kestner, plus 3 short films by Martin De Thurah was held at at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi o n July 20.

Copenhagen Dreams is about a group of Copenhagen citizens, including architects, estate agents, social workers, tire-shop employees, antique dealers, poets, musicians, separated couples, children of separated couples, sons, daughters, and dreamers, according to a press release issued by organizers Onion Cellar and Hanoi DocLab.

"Their experiences, sometimes are mundane, sometimes surreal," it says.

"Like Patrick Keiller's "˜London', the film is also a "˜city symphony' about the place that inspires and lives its inhabitants' dreams. "The people are usually out of focus or on the periphery of the framework that constitutes a central part of the film's aesthetics...Copenhagen is the main character of the film; the people are just passing bit players whose job it is to draw out the distinctive features of the protagonist."

Accompanying the film is an original score courtesy of  Iceland-born, Copenhagen-based post-classical composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Opening the proceedings are 3 short films about Copenhagen directed by Martin De Thurah (the director who makes music videos for Mew, James Blake, and Fever Ray).

Language: the films is in Danish and English (with subtitles in Vietnamese and English).

The 70-minute screening took place at 730pm at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District. Admission is free.

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