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Goethe Institute to hold German Film Festival for children in Hanoi

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Goethe Institute to hold German Film Festival for children in Hanoi

Nguyen Quy

The Goethe Institute Hanoi will host a German Film Festival for Chidren and Young Audience for the first time from May 25 to 28 at Kim Dong Cinema, 19 Hang Bai Street in Hanoi, on the occasion of International Children’s Day on June 1.

The audience will have the opportunity to watch six films by respected directors and well-known German actors.

Thriller “LenaLove”, directed by Florian Gaag, deals with the danger of social networks for young people. The film will be screened at 7.30 p.m. on May 25.

“Center of My World”, a drama directed by Jakob M. Erwa, is based on the 1998 bestselling novel “The Center of the World” by Andreas Steinhöfel. The movie will start at 7.30 p.m. on May 26.

“Mullewap – A Beautiful Mess”, directed by the duo Tony Loeser and Theresa Strozyk, is an animated film based on the popular children’s books by Helme Heines. The film will be available on 9 a.m. on May 27.

The drama “At Eye Level”, directed by the duo Evi Goldbrunner và Joachim Dollhopf, conveys the messages about tolerance, openess and sympathy with those with unusual appearance. The film will be screened at 2 p.m. on May 27.

“Rico, Oskar and The Mysterious Stone” by director Neele Leana Vollmar, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Andreas Steinhöfel will be screened at 9 a.m. on May 28.

The last film “Prince Skyblue and Fairy Lupine”, directed by Martin Dietrich, is based on a fairy tale about a prince who falls in love with a fairy. The movie will be on at 2 p.m. on May 28. 

The films have Vietnamese voice-over and English subtitles.

In addition, the festival is expected to welcome special guests including Florian Gaag, director of the movie “LenaLove”, Alexandra Prochazka, film producer of “At Eye Level”, Neele Vollmar, director of the film “Rico, Oskar and The Mysterious Stone” and Michael Harbauer, director of the film festival.

Apart from film screenings, parents, children and young film enthusiasts can take part in numerous interesting activities and free workshops aimed to inspire spectators to express their views on films and help to broaden youth’s media literacy.

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