Hanoi to host German Film Week to kick off new year

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An exciting German film week to celebrate the new year 2012 will be held at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi on January 6-11.

According to a press release from the Institute, the film week offers a program of a large range of seven new films with unusual topics by famous filmmakers and young directors.

The films include: "Soul Kitchen," "Gravity," "Sascha," "The Cloud," a series of short films, "Whisky with Vodka," and "The Hairdresser."

"Soul Kitchen", the most recent film by director Fatih Akin, is the opening film this week. It will be followed by the teen film "Sascha," which broaches the issue of a 19-year-old boy's coming-out.

"Gravity" is a socio-critical comedy, which brings up an up-to-date topic of the financial crisis, whereas, in 70 minutes, the short films on the evening of January 9 will present a varied selection of severity to comedy, taking the viewer into an ebb and flow of feelings.

For film schedule and details, visit http://www.goethe.de/ins/vn/han/en8618343v.htm.

The Goethe Institute is located on 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi. Admission is free.

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