German film festival to take place in Hanoi in early November

Wednesday, 01/11/2023 15:02
Recent award-winning films from German cinema will be screened during the Goethe Institute’s annual German film festival from November 1 to 7.
German film festival to take place in Hanoi in early November 

The film festival is initiated by the Goethe Institute Southeast Asia, with the participation of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Timor-Leste, and New Zealand.

Seven films will be screened on this occasion. They are Toubab by Florian Dietrich; We Might As Well Be Dead (Wir könnten genauso Gut Tot sein) by Natalia Sinelnikova; Sisi and I (Sisi und ich) by Frauke Finsterwalder; Love, Deutschmarks and Death (Liebe, D-Mark und Tod) by Cem Kaya; Elaha by Milena Aboyan; Till the End of the Night (Bis ans Ende der Nacht) by Christoph Hochhäusler; and The Ordinaries by Sophie Linnenbaum.

Diverse in genres and topics, the films will centre around the themes of connection, immigration, and cultural interferences in contemporary life in Germany.

According to Gugi Gumilang, curator of KinoFest 2023, the curation of KinoFest departs from the idea of showing that German cinema is a rich and diverse tapestry of influences and voices that reflects the country’s complex history and its evolving cultural landscape.

The films will be screened at BHD Star Cinema, 8th Floor, Vincom Trade Centre, 2 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Hanoi./.

Compiled by BTA