The Saigon Times Daily
The film fest will present two films dealing with German history. Barbara is the story of a woman torn between two countries, East and West Germany and likewise between two men. The film Four Days in May covers rare co-operation between Russian soldiers and German civilians when the Soviet Army occupies an orphanage during World War II.
The co-existence of different cultures is a topic addressed in the movie Kaddish for a Friend. Set in Berlin, it portrays the development of an exceptional friendship between a Palestinian boy and a Jewish World War II veteran.
Comedy and drama are an integral part of Vincent Wants to Sea, Home for the Weekend and Stopped on Track.
The post-apocalyptic thriller Hell gives an impression of a world where the sun has turned the earth into a lifeless wasteland where humans struggle to survive. Entertainment for the whole family is offered with Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion and Animals United – Adventure in Africa.
The only documentary presented at the festival, Sound of Heimat – Germany Sings! provides an insight into the lively, inventive and creative traditional German music scene.
Free tickets can be collected from the Goethe Institute. The festival will open at 7 p.m. at the National Cinema Center at 87 Lang Ha Street in Hanoi on September 5. Admission is free and tickets can be delivered at the Hanoi Goethe Institute at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street in Hanoi from August 29.