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German film festival offers free online screenings for Vietnamese audiences

The Saigon Times

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HCMC — The 2022 KinoFest film festival is offering free online screenings of German films to Vietnamese audiences.

Organized by the Goethe Institute on an online platform called Goethe-On-Demand, the festival is featuring 12 German films from different genres.

The films that will be screened during the month-long festival include Fabian or Going to the Dogs by Dominik Graf, Draw A Line — Richard Siegal and the Ballet of Difference by Benedict Mirow, Curveball by Johannes Naber, Free Country by Christian Alvart, The Royal Game by Philipp Stoelzl, and Whiskey with Vodka by Andreas Dresden.

The festival also screens three documentaries: The Cleaners — Im Schatten der Netzwelt by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, Dear Future Children by Franz Böhm, and Mr. Bachmann and His Class by Maria Speth, which won the Jury Award at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2021.

The festival will also be organized in other countries in Southeast Asia. Audiences will be able to watch the films, which will have Indonesian, Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, and English subtitles, free of charge at https://kinofest22.goethe-on-demand.de/ until March 31.

The festival aims to help audiences learn more about the country, its contemporary people, and the development of German cinema, its organizers informed.

The festival is being held in an online format to ensure Covid prevention and control and make the films accessible to rural and remote audiences, they added.

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