German film fest presents latest works in Vietnam

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A German film festival is being held at different locations in Vietnam from September 16 to October 17, according to the Goethe Institute in Hanoi.


Ten new films by both famous directors and new successful young filmmakers from Germany that have captured audience interest and won prizes at international film festivals will be shown in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City.


The films include: Yasemin and Nescrin Samdereli's Almanya Welcome to Germany; director Sönke Wortmann's Pope Joan, the Crocodiles 2 and Close to you; Goethe! by Philipp Stölzl; Groupies don't stay for breakfast, Autumn gold and November Child by Christan Schwochow; Run if you can and two documentary films Neukölln and Unlimited.


The films explore questions of about home and identity, deal with extraordinary love and passion, as well as friendship and responsibility.


In Hanoi, free tickets have been given out from Sep 9 at the Hanoi Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, tel: 04-37342251/52/53 (ext: 9).


Screening schedule and locations:


Hanoi: Sep 16 21

National Cinema Center, 87 Lang Ha


Hai Phong: Sep 22 25

1.5 Cinema, 55 Hoang Van Thu


Da Nang: Sep 23 28

Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu


Hue: Sep 29 Oct 3

Center for culture and information, 41A Hung Vuong


HCMC: Sep 30 Oct 5

Thang Long Cinema, 19 Cao Thang, Dist. 3


Can Tho: Oct 13 17

Tay Đo Theater, 105 Tran Hung Đao, Ninh Kieu Dist.


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