Concert – Silent Film “A Page of Madness”

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Sat 29 Oct 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace – 24 Trang Tien – Hanoi

From L’Espace:

“A Page of Madness” is a concert – silent film presented during the week of Sound. It offers an original approach to the relationship between images and sounds. From the early days of silent film existed the need for sound design. It is often seen that the musicians play live, accompanying the projected work. The score was usually left to the interpretation of the musicians engaged for projection.

For this creation, Sylvain Streiff, French guitarist Nguyen Thuy Dung, plucked zither player Nguyen Thuy Dung and pianist Phan Phuc will accompany the live screening of the film “A Page of Madness”.

Improvisers share a deep interest in traditional Vietnamese music, experimental music and the preparation of instruments.

“A Page of Madness” (1926) is a black and white silent film from Japanese director Teinosuke Kinugasa. A masterpiece of world silent cinema, the film is set in an asylum. Mounted in a maddening maelstrom, the film tells the story of asylum superintendent, whose wife is one of the patients. One day their daughter arrives at the asylum to announce her engagement to her mother. The meeting starts intrigues and flashbacks series that reveal the history of the family.

Ticket

Ticket price 170 000 VND
For member 100 000 VND
For students 80 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Film Screening “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin”

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Sun 09 Oct 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace – 24 Trang Tien

From L’Espace:

Come to film screening “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin” at L’Espace.

Director: Arthur Benzaquen
Cast: Kev Adams, Jean-Paul Rouve, Eric Judor, Michel Blanc, Vanessa Guide, Audrey Lamy, William Lebghil et Nader Boussandel

This amusing French blockbuster should please everyone willing to have fun watching fights, danses, songs and a lot of irreverent teasing!

Film synopsis:

On Christmas Eve, Sam and his best friend Khalid dress up as Father Christmas so that they can steal everything they can from Galeries Lafayette. But Sam is rapidly trapped by some children and must tell them a story… the story of Aladdin… well, at least, his version. As Aladdin, Sam then begins a journey to the heart of Bagdad, a city with a thousand and one riches. Alas, folklore masks the reality of a population subjected to the tyranny of a terrible Vizir known for his ferociousness and his dubious breath. Can Aladdin, the young thief aided by his Genie, thwart the Vizir’s diabolical plans, save Khalid and win the heart of Princess Shallia?

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “La Glace et le Ciel” in Hanoi

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Screening film with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 8 pm
Screening film with English subtitles: Sun 09 Oct 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Ice and the Sky” (La Glace et le Ciel) (France, 2013, 113’).

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Casting: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup

The film, selected to close the 2015 Cannes Film Fest, tells a story about the French glaciologist Claude Lorius, which is like a paean to youth, passion and idealism.

Film synopsis:

“Ice and The Sky” tells the story of a man who encountered his destiny, aged 23, in the Antarctic. The film will retrace his life’s journey, from his first steps as a young glaciologist to the crowning moment of his glittering career – winning the Blue Planet Prize, the Nobel of environmental sciences. “Ice and The Sky” is an epic tale, in which science and adventure meet. “I have loved the great rivers of ice, the lagoons, the villages at the edge of the desert. I have loved the primordial forests of the Americas. But I believe what I have loved most is man and his ability to surpass himself in extreme climates. My name is Claude Lorius and I am 82 years old. I have devoted my life to the search for knowledge. It has been an extraordinary story of science and devoted men who have changed the course of the history of Mankind.”

Language:

On 07 Oct: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 09 Oct: French with English subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Human” at L’Espace

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27 Sep – 03 Oct 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

From September 27th, come and take a look at the human experience through splendid and breathtaking shoots!

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand (France, 2015, 143′)
Cast: Unknown actors

“A Film That Makes Us More Human. Photojournalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s profound portrait of humanity.” – The Epoch Times

HUMAN is a collection of stories and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal. Our Earth is shown at its most sublime through never-before-seen aerial images accompanied by soaring music, resulting in an ode to the beauty of the world, providing a moment to draw breath and for introspection.

HUMAN is a politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence.

Screening schedule:

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Language:

* Two versions:

– Multi-languages with English and Vietnamese subtitles
– Multi-languages with French and Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

 

Exhibition “Stories of Getting Old” – Vietnam Women’s Museum

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Opening: Fri 30 Sep 2016, 9 – 11am
Vietnam Women’s Museum
36 Lý Thường Kiệt, Hà Nội
Tel: (04) 3825 9936 – 3936 1869

From the Museum:

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the International Day for Older Persons (10.1.1991 – 10.1.2016) and the Action Month for the Vietnamese elderly, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM) will open to public a special exhibition entitled “Stories of Getting Old”.

Using the anthropological approach and photo voice method (handing cameras to subjects), every aspect in the lives of older people will be unfolded. The exhibition has 3 main themes: Wishes; Confessions of Older People and Joy & Sadness featuring those at Thien Duc Nursing Home, where VWM specifically chooses to study. It will also bring about a rather sensitive topic in the society nowadays: Moving parents into nursing homes – Inevitable or Ungrateful?

“Shorten the generation gap and learn to love and respect older people” is the message that the exhibition wants to convey to visitors of all ages.

DOCLAB Photography Workshop 2016: Issues in Contemporary Photographic Seeing

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Doclab photography workshop 2016 opens for registration
Deadline: 10 Oct 2016 – 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học
Ba Đình, Hà Nội

From DOCLAB:

This is the second photography workshop held at DocLab by American photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham.

This workshop consists of three parts:

– In-class presentations by the instructor of important 20th century photographers and their work and ideas beginning in the 1950s and continuing through current times.
– Homework and in-class critiques by fellow workshop participants and the instructor.
– Each participant will also be expected to do research on a photographer who he/she is interested in to make a presentation in the workshop.

Workshop participants will also produce a final, personal project with the idea that this will be part of a group exhibition.

The previous workshop projects resulted in the show Autopsy Of Days, which exhibited at Goethe Institut in Hanoi in 2013 and also at Hampshire College in the US in 2015.

The workshop will run for 10-12 weeks and will meet twice a week – Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon for three hours each session. Workshop will be taught in English but students are encouraged to use Vietnamese in the class. Applicants should have basic knowledge about photography.

Workshop will start around mid of October 2016, exact date to be announced.
Location: Hanoi Doclab, Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Registration

Applicants should also submit a self-portrait. This may be a single image or multiple images but it should express something about the kind of photographer and/or person you are. Be creative; use your imagination. This is the important part of the application!

Please send your photos to hanoidoclab@gmail.com and write ‘Photo workshop – [your name]’ in the ‘Subject’ line.

Deadline for registration: 10/10/2016

The fee is 4.000.000VND for the workshop. Workshop is limited to 12 people maximum.

About the instructor: Jamie Maxtone-Graham is a cinematographer and photographer with a long background working in Hollywood on feature films, episodic television, commercials and documentaries. In 2007 he received a Fulbright research fellowship for photography in Vietnam and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout SE Asia and Europe. His work been published online and in print and is in numerous private collections. He lives and works in Hanoi.

If you’re interested in getting news, announcements from DOCLAB for its activities, workshops, and schedule of film screenings, etc., please email us at hanoidoclab@gmail.com to subscribe to DOCLAB news.

Science Film Festival 2016 in Hanoi

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Opening: Sun 02 Oct 2016, 2.30 pm
Kim Dong Cinema
19 Hang Bai, Hanoi

Science Film Festival: 02 Oct – 18 Dec 2016
in 19 provinces and cities

From Goethe Institut:

Short films, experiments and educational games for children and teenagers about nature, environmental protection and new technologies. It takes place in Vietnam and 15 other Asian countries from 2nd October to 18th December 2016.

When science fiction turns into science…

The 12th Science Film Festival for children and teenagers is presenting science you can touch and try out. This year, the festival evolves around the topic “material science”: How is material such as paper and plastic being produced? Which consequences may the usage of certain material have for the environment? Are there any alternatives to using harmful material? How can the natural production of certain materials like spider silk or wood be used as a model for technical development?

A selection of 14 movies from 7 different countries is helping to support the scientific consciousness of young people regardless their age and origin. Last year, there were over 300 screenings and the festival reached 36.249 people in the whole country – this is an amazing success which underlines the importance of the Science Film Festival and how it contributes to the support of scientific education in Vietnam.

Join us and explore!

The Science Film Festival takes place for the sixth time in Vietnam, this year it starts on October 2 and ends on December 18. The opening ceremony is on October 2 at 2.30 PM in Kim Dong Cinema, there will be a lot of activities for children and teenagers.

All children, teenagers and adults are equally invited to join our activity days at Goethe-Institut on November 12 and 13, where anyone can engage both playfully and experimentally with environmental protection and New Technologies.

Until the December 18 the program will be presented at schools in Hà Nội, Vĩnh Phúc, Thái Nguyên, Phú Thọ, Thái Bình, Thanh Hóa, Đà Nẵng, Huế, Quảng Trị, Hội An, Tam Kỳ, Quảng Nam, Đắk Lăk, TP. HCM, Bạc Liêu, Đà Lạt, Sóc Trăng, Vĩnh Long and Đồng Tháp.

During the Film Science Festival we will hold an exhibition from November 14 to December 4 at Goethe-Institut Hanoi titled „Nature Preservation is Future“- In 2015, the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Preservation, Construction and Reactor Safety (BMUB) supported an educational science competition in Nam Dinh in which students from 7th, 8th and 9th grade artistically engaged themselves with the topic “Ground and water – nature preservation is future”. The final event of this project is an exhibition of the students’ paintings at Goethe-Institut.

Furthermore, there will be a film screening featuring “Lighter than Orange – The Legacy of Dioxin in Vietnam” (12th November at Goethe-Institut Hanoi) which is a documentary directed by Matthias Leupold who deals with the biography of 10 Vietnam War veterans as well as the devastating consequences of the usage of dioxin, a defoliant.

An overview of the Science Film Festival program: 2.10.-18.12. in 19 cities and provinces

Opening ceremony: 2.10.2016, 2.30 PM at Kim Dong Cinema, Hanoi
Activity Days: 12th and 13th November, 10-12 AM and 14-17 PM at Goethe-Institut Hanoi
Exhibition “Nature Preservation is Future”: 11.11.-4.12.2016 at Goethe Institut Hanoi (Opening: 11.11.2016, 6pm)
Film screening: 12th November 2016, 7pm “Lighter Than Orange – The Legacy of Dioxin in Vietnam”

Free tickets for the opening is available from Mon 26 Sep 2016, 9 am at Goethe Institut.

Film Screening “Le Roi et L’oiseau” in Hanoi

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Sun 02 Oct 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the film screening “Le Roi et L’oiseau” (France, 1979, 87’).

This animation classic is a great song about love and freedom that brings the Andersen fairy tale back to life.

Film synopsis:

Many ages have passed, Andersen fairy tale “Le roi et l’oiseau” has proved as a hauntingly powerful story. The plot tells about the cruel king who prohibits romance between the shepherd girl and the chimney cleaning boy. Meanwhile, a bird defends the couple. The animation debuts in 1979 is considered as one of the masterpieces of French animation cinema, is a song about love and freedom in places where dictation exists. The unique film of this work had nearly broken and disappeared forever. In 2001, the restoration of the film is started and lasted two years, which help rescuing the classic.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles.

Tickets

Ticket price: 50 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace

Film Screening “Blood Father” at L’Espace – 02 Days Only

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24 and 25 Sep 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You only have two days to Watch “Blood Father” at L’Espace.

Director: Jean-François Richet (France, 2015, 88)
Casting: Erin Moriarty, Mel Gibson

“Jean-François Richet, César-winning French director behind the acclaimed Mesrine films, delivers a good old-fashioned road movie with the terrifically charismatic presence of Mel Gibson.”

Film synopsis:

After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 18 year old Lydia goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, John Link, who’s been a drunk, a drug addict, a motorcycle outlaw, and a convict in his time, and now is determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing…

Screening schedule:

Sat 24 Sep 2016: 5.30 pm, 7.30 pm
Sun 25 Sep 2016: 2 pm

Language: Original version in English with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 60,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “The Life”

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Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7.30 pm
Cinematheque – 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội

From the organizer:

The boundary between life and death is clearest in the war. In “The Life” (2006), duties to nation, family and personal integrity collide under the bombs of a distant foe.

“Stubborn” Linh (Võ Thành Tâm) is a newlywed soldier ordered to the front before he has a chance to satisfy his mother’s greatest wish – a grandson. She will not stand for this, and heads to the battlefields along with Linh’s wife. The two groups chase each other through missed connections and minefields, under an almost sadisticly fateful barrage of bombs.

A final desperate mission to truck vital cargo back to his home village forces Linh to choose between competing desires.

Dao Duy Phuc’s film blends horror, humor and humanity in equal measure. With cinematography that often mirrors old propaganda films, the director creates a lively crucible for his characters’ struggles.

Film running time: 85 minutes. English subtitles

Cost: 150,000vnd

Notes: Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our email. Please pick up and pay for your tickets on the evening of the event at the cinema (6:45 to 7:15 pm). As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come (phone 090 602 0960). Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis. We don’t pre-book seating but if you come early you can pick your favourite seats.

Film Screening “Exiled” in Hanoi

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Fri 09 Sep 2016, 7.30 pm
TPD – 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi

From TPD:

In the first week of Hong Kong Crime film month, you are invited to the film screening “Exiled” directed by Johnnie To in its original language with Vietnamese subtitles.

“Exiled” is a 2006 Hong Kong action drama film produced and directed by Johnnie To, and starring Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Nick Cheung, Josie Ho, Roy Cheung and Lam Suet, with special appearances by Richie Jen and Simon Yam. The action takes place in contemporary Macau. The film made its premiere at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, and was in competition for the Golden Lion.

Watch its trailer here:

Entry: 20,000 VND (donation for TPD’s fund for movie talents)

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema

Film Premiere “Eternité” with Director Tran Anh Hung at L’Espace

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05 – 18 Sep 2016
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

Director: Tran Anh Hung (France, 2016, 98 mins)
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Bérénice Bejo, Mélanie Laurent, Jérémie Renier, Valérie Stroh

Following his impressive film “Norwegian Wood,” “Eternité” is the latest work by French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung, adapted from the extremely special novel “L’Elegance des veuves” by Alice Ferney.

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Screening schedule:

Monday 5/9/2016 – 14:00
Tuesday 6/9/2016 – 17:30, 20:00
Sunday 11/9/2016 – 13:30, 20:00
Monday 12/9/2016 – 19:30
Tuesday 13/9/2016 – 19:30
Wednesday 14/9/2016 – 19:30
Sunday 18/9/2016 – 13:30, 20:30

(*)Update: Director Tran Anh Hung will have a talk with audience after the screening on Monday 5/9.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 60,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Film Screening “Un homme à la hauteur”

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26, 27, 28, 31 Aug and 04 Sep 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the film screening “Up for Love” (France, 2016, 98 mins) at L’Espace.

Director: Laurent Tirard
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira, César Domboy

A quest for love in different forms and ‘heights’!

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Screening schedule

Friday, 08/26: 17:30
Saturday, 8/27: 15:00, 17:30, 20:00
Sunday, 08/28: 13:30
Wednesday, 08/31: 19:00
Sunday, 04/09: 20:00

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 60,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Film Screening “The Last Journey of Madam Phung”

The Last Journey of Madam Phung

27 and 28 Aug 2016, 7 pm
TPD – 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi

From TPD:

[THE LAST JOURNEY OF MADAM PHUNG | Vietnam • France • American | 2014 ]
[ Director | Nguyen Thi Tham ]

[ 86′ | Documentary ]
[ Vietnamese with English subtitles ]

Nguyen Thi Tham, who wrote, directed and shot the film, followed Madam Phung for a year as she took her brand of transgender glamour to remote provincial fairgrounds filled with villagers. Mostly, though, the camera reveals boisterous drunks. And after the stage is dark, violence breaks out more than once between cast members and thugs, and Madam Phung appeases the police with a case of beer.

Her 86-minute debut documentary, “Chuyen di cuoi cung cua chi Phung” has been warmly embraced in Paris, Nimes, Lyon and Marseille.

Awards:

• U.S. Premiere, 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival (New York)
• 2015 Film Festival, Western Psychological Association (USA)
• Cinema du Reel Documentary Film Festival (Paris)
• DOXA International Documentary Film Festival (Canada)
• European-Vietnamese Film Festival of Hanoi (Vietnam)

The films are in original languages with English subtitles.

Tickets: On the door 40.000VND

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema

Film Screening “Mea Culpa”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 26 Aug 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Sun 28 Aug 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Mea Culpa” at L’Espace (France, 2014, 91’).

Director: Fred Cavayé
Casting: Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki

Experienced stars Vincent Lindon and Gilles Lellouche team up in a gripping thriller.

Film synopsis:

Simon and Franck, two cops in Toulon, celebrate the end of a mission. On their way back home, they crash into a car. Result: two victims, one of whom is a child. Franck comes out of the accident unscathed; Simon, drunk behind the wheel, is severely injured. He loses everything. His family life. His job as a cop. Six years later, divorced from his wife Alice, Simon has become a security guard and struggles to maintain his father role with his son Théo, who is now nine years old. Franck, still a cop, keeps watch over Simon from a distance. During a corrida, Théo accidentally witnesses a settling of scores between mafiosi. The boy’s life is threatened. Simon is prepared to do everything he can to protect his son and find his pursuers. Simon, Théo and Franck team up. This provides an opportunity for the two men to take a look back at shadowy areas of their shared past.

Language:

On 26 Aug: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 28 Aug: French with English subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Free Russian Film Screenings

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18 and 25 Aug 2016, 7 pm
Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Ha Noi
501 Kim Ma Street, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From the organizer:

In this August, in response to the Year of cinema in Russia – 2016, Russian film month with Vietnamese subtitles will be held to help Vietnamese audience get a deeper understanding about Russian people, culture and cultural exchange between Vietnam – Russia.

18 Aug: Film screening “Prisoner of the Caucasus, or Shurik’s New Adventures” (comedy)

Inspired by the famous story of writer Victor Ivanov, the film featured the main actress as a romance girl, chased by a useless dude who tried to kidnap her in a remote villa, then a knight on a donkey appeared and rescued her.

Watch a short scene from the film with a lovely soundtrack:

25 Aug: Film screening “My boyfriend is an angel” (comedy, psychological, romance)

21th Century, big city. Hundreds, thousands of people gathered around us everyday. You can not imagine that among people in front of you is an angel. The female student Sasha can’t believe that.

Watch the film’s trailer here:

Free entry.

Translated by Hanoi Grapavine

Film Screening “Les Visionnaires” Hanoi

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Sat 20 Aug 2016, 3 pm
Hanoi: Heritage Space – Dolphin plaza Hanoi
HCMC: Salon Ca phe thu bay

From Heritage Space:

On Aug 6, Architecture Movies Club featured two films about architect Antoni Gaudí, one of representatives for “Art nouveau”, just before the movement “Modern Architecture”. On Aug 20, we will explore the work of the architects after this movement. They have a completely different perspective on the previous architect generation, and always regarded as the “Utopian” architects, who were popular from 1950-1970 with their peak in 1960 in Europe.

Program:
. 14h30 – 15h00: Meeting
. 15h00 – 16h30: Film screening
. 16h30 – 17h00: Discussion

Vietnamese subtitles

Free entry

Briefly translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam.

Salon ca phe thu bay
19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Ward 6, Dist 3, HCMC

Film Screening “Mia et le Migou” Hanoi

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Sun 21 Aug 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Mia et le Migou” (France, 2008, 91’).

Director: Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Casting: Dany Boon, Garance Lagraa, Charlie Girerd

This beautifully and sentimentally hand-drawn animation is a lively song about life of a unique fiction jungle tribe.

Film synopsis:

Released in France since 2008, “Mia and tribal Migou” remains now as one of the most famous animation by director Jacques-Resmy. The film durates in 91 minutes and made up of more than 500 hand-drawn frames. Images in movies not only compels audiences because they are colorful, cinematic but also has sentimental affection. The feature tells an exciting the plot and transfers meaningful message. The film awakens audiences about a dark future when human beings are now more and more destroying the ecological system. Director Jacques-Resmy won Best Animated Film 2009 at the European Film Awards thanks to this works.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

”Vietnam from Above” – Stunning Footage by Vietnamese Videographer

Still image from Le The Thang's video "Vietnam from Above"

Still image from Le The Thang’s video “Vietnam from Above”

Photographer Le The Thang has summed up his two-year journey of exploring Vietnam in a six-minute video entitled “Vietnam from Above”, capturing breathtaking scenes of the S-shaped country from the sky.

The video instantly attracted netizens. Half a day after it was published, “Vietnam from Above” got more than 32,000 views and was shared nearly 900 times.

The photographer talked about his project:

“Two years ago, I was so much excited embarking on a journey across Vietnam with the hope to produce my own video about the country looking from the sky. Two years of wandering might sound like a long time, but it ended in the blink of an eye. I have traveled to almost all corners of this beautiful land, just to find my excitement turned into disillusion.

Now I am sitting here, recalling my wandering days, accumulating all the memories; and finally got a picture of Vietnam – it’s discrete, sad and hopeless.

In this video I don’t show Saigon or Hanoi, there is also not much sea. And the video is wrapped up with the image of a lone boat plunging into the ocean.

There are several places I have been to, but they are not included in the video, maybe they just didn’t leave a mark in my heart, or maybe I just forgot. I don’t know why, it must have been destiny…”

See Vietnam in a different light through Le The Thang’s video:
(Music: “Impression” by Dexter Britain and The Temple Valley)

Le The Thang started learning photography in 2003. With 9 years of photographic experience, he is currently one of the major contributors who take part in bringing Vietnam to the world through photos and tourism videos made with flycam.

Photography Exhibition “A Far Cry From Home” by JuLie Vola

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Opening: Sat 13 Aug 2016, 7 pm
ClickSpace Coworking & Spacebar Cafe
Villa 15, Lane 76 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Ha Noi

From the organizer:

An anonymous figure is alone in an extraterrestrial landscape. She could be any of us. We don’t know how she got here, and we don’t know why. But we do know that she does not belong. In an environment where many would be afraid, she stands tall, and moves gracefully. She is alone, but at peace with herself.

“As expatriate, I am a far cry from home. The world I have chosen to live in sometimes feels like a foreign planet. It does not always welcome me, and it is not always easy. I can choose to struggle through, to let it harden me, to make me bitter. Or I can throw myself into it, embrace it, and be comfortable with the unknown. I can turn my struggles into a bliss. When I feel lost, I can let go.” – JuLie Vola

Film Screening “I Kissed a Girl”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 12 Aug 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 14 Aug 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Toute première fois” (I Kissed a Girl) (France, 2015, 98’). The film is not suitable for children under 16 years old.

Director: Maxime Govare, Noémie Saglio
Casting: Pio Marmaï, Franck Gastambide, Adrianna Gradziel

A journey of a gay groom who runs away from his husband-to-be for a bombshell that makes audience laugh!

Film synopsis:

Jérémie, 34, wakes up in an apartment he doesn’t know, next to a woman he doesn’t know. She is Adna, a stunning Swedish woman who is as funny as she is sweet. Is this the beginning of a fairy tale? Not quite, since Jérémie is about to get married—to Antoine.

Language:

On 12 Aug: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 14 Aug: French with English subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Wildlife Art Exhibition “Wings of the Wild” Hanoi Creative City

Tác phẩm của Đặng Mỹ Hạnh

Photo by Dang My Hanh

Opening: Thu 04 Aug 2016, 6.30 pm (entry by invitation only)
Exhibition: 05 – 07 Aug 2016, 8 am – 8 pm
Hanoi Creative City

From the organizer:

The journey of two Vietnamese-born photography artists through their adventures all over the wilderness world for the first time is being exhibited in Hanoi, Vietnam. The exhibition will take place on the first weekend of August, beginning with a premiere on the evening of Thursday Aug. 4th, 2016 and continuing until Sunday Aug. 8, 2016.

Andy Nguyen is a professional wildlife photographer, specializing in bringing a fresh new perspective into the fascinating world of birds. With a strong photographic background going back to 30 years, he has developed a unique style of shooting birds in flight since the advent of digital media. He has been busy teaching classes, leading instructional photo workshops, serving as jury for photo contests, and speaking at various events. His workshops are being offered in many parts of the United States and other countries.

Dang My Hanh is the premier and only female Vietnamese-born wildlife photographer in the world. Her passion, challenges are expressed through wonderfully moving images of the wild natural world. She is armed with an in-depth knowledge in the studies of birdlife, and is a notable memoir writer concentrated upon the subject of Wildlife. A female photography artist noted as being “razor-sharp” and “exquisite” in the arts of photography and Vietnamese literature.

Two photography artists – Andy Nguyen and Dang My Hanh – combine their talents and skills to create extremely dynamic artworks about the wild natural world.

Their artistic masterpieces have earned more than a few prestigious international photography awards from BBC Wildlife, PSA (Photographic Society of America), FIAP, NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association). Andy Nguyen is especially proud of being the first-ever Vietnamese-born photographer to have been honored in the 2009 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. His work has been published in world-renowned magazines such as National Geographic, and others in the field of wildlife and photography. Some of his masterpieces have even been exhibited at the National Museums in United States, England and many European countries.

The target goal of this exhibition is to offer the true, the good, and the beautiful to the art-loving general public of Vietnam. To share the incredibly enjoyable stories about the journey to search for beauty by ways of these particular artistic photography works. Each image is a message about environmental impact, a deep awareness on nature conservation. Along with the Wings of the Wild are informative looks at the spectacular artistry illustrating the wild natural world, a beauty worthy of promotion, protection, respect, and praise.

Admission Fee: 50.000 VND / Person

Film Screening “The Legend Makers”

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Wed 27 Jul 2016, 9 am
National Cinema Center
57 lang Ha, Hanoi

From the organizer:

To celebrate the 69th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day 27 July (27 Jul 1947 – 27 Jul 2016), you are invited to the free screening “The Legend makers” at the National Cinema Center at 9 am on 27 Jul 2016.

The film talks about America war in Vietnam in the 1960s with legend makers as a baby, a soldier, a woman soldier… meeting each other along the way. The film won 6 Golden Lotus prizes at the 18th National Film Festival.

To get invitation, please register with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER to inbox of www.facebook.com/chieuphimquocgiavn/ from now on to enjoy the screening. Two (02) invitations for each person.

Invitation will be delivered for free on 25 Jul 2016, 1st floor, National Cinema Center. For those who have registered, please inform your name to get the invitation.
Contact: 04.35142856

 

Film Screening “Les Enfants de Timpelbach”

Les Enfants de Timpelbach

Sun 31 Jul 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Les Enfants de Timpelbach” (France, 2008, 95’) at L’Espace.

Director: Nicolas Bary
Casting: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léo Legrand, Gérard Depardieu, Carole Bouquet

The adventure movie adapted from the humorous novel takes audience back to the world of a childhood full of laughter in the French countryside.

Film synopsis:

Les Enfants de Timpelbach is an adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Henry Winterfeld. The story follows a group of teens in a village with the odd rebel mock battle tore game. Fascinated by the classic novel for children since childhood, director Nicolas Bary spent over four years to find and train 20 child actors in order to make this film. After debuting in 2008, the film has won TFO Prize award in the youth category of Best Youth Film. Designed with colorful costumes as comic style, the film was nominated in Best Costum at César award.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace

Film Screening “The Hourglass Sanatorium”

The Hourglass Sanatorium

Fri 22 Jul 2016, 7 pm
Blossom Art House – 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi

From the organizer:

“The Hourglass Sanatorium” is a 1973 Polish film directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has. It is also known as “The Sandglass” in English speaking countries. The story follows a man who visits his father in a mystical sanatorium where time does not flow normally.

Joseph (Jan Nowicki) travels through a dream-like world, taking a dilapidated train to visit his dying father, Jacob, in a sanatorium. When he arrives at the hospital, he finds the entire facility is going to ruin and no one seems to be in charge or even caring for the patients. Time appears to behave in unpredictable ways, reanimating the past in an elaborate artificial caprice.

The film is an adaptation of Bruno Schulz’s story collection “Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass”. It won the Jury Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.

Duration: 119 minutes
Language: Polish
Subtitle: English

 

50.000VND donation is suggested at door.

For further question, please feel free to contact 0126.620.3694 (Ms. Linh)

Film Screening “Pas son Genre”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 29 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 31 Jul 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Pas son Genre” at L’Espace.

Director: Lucas Belvaux
Casting: Emilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake

The romance between a small-town hairdresser whose idol is Jennifer Aniston and and a Parisian philosophy professor is a sweet chocolate for French dramedy lovers.

Film synopsis:

After dealing with violence in its different facets in his last five feature films, director Lucas Belvaux puts here on stage a love story in which the socio-cultural background divides between a teacher of philosophy and a Parisian hairdresser in the province of Arras. The heroine is a Belgian famous actresses in the world – Emilie Dequenne. The actress who was born in 1981 won two consecutive two “Female Actor” awards at Cannes film festival in 1999 and in 2012 for her roles in the film “Rosetta” and “Our Children”. In the new film, grossing star plays naturally with the French comedy actor – Loïc Corbery.

Language:

On 29 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 31 Jul: French with English subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Le Petit Prince”

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Sun 24 Jul 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Le Petit Prince” (France, 2015, 107′) at L’Espace.

Director: Mark Osborne
Casting: Florence Foresti, André Dussollier, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Guillaume Gallienne, Vincent Lindon

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s timeless classic gets a loving 21st-century makeover, especially in its handcrafted stop-motion sequences.

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Hippocrates”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 22 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 24 Jul 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:  24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

Come to film screening “Hippocrates” (France, 2014, 101’).

Director: Thomas Lilti
Casting: Vincent Lacoste, Reda Kateb, Jacques Gamblin, Marianne Denicourt, Felix Moati

“A scathing yet touching social dramedy that depicts the sketchy underside of a French public hospital” – The Hollywood Reporter

Film synopsis:

Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but present, and his co-junior partner, a foreign doctor, is far more experimented than he is. This internship will force Benjamin to confront his limits… and start his way into adulthood.

Language:

On 22 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 24 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Le Fantome de Canterville”

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22, 24, 25, 27 and 28 Jul 2016
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the film screening “Le Fantome de Canterville” (France, Belgium, 2016, 90 mins) tại L’Espace.

Director: Yann Samuell
Cast: Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque

A ghost comedy with amusing dialogue and incessant visual effects which please the audience’s eyes !

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Screening schedule

22/07: 16:00, 18:00
24/07: 14:00, 20:00
25/07: 17:00, 19:00
27/07: 17:00, 19:00
28/07: 17:00, 19:00

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Briefly translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Film Screening “Eames, The Architect and The Painter”

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Sat 16 Jul 2016, 3 pm
Hanoi: Heritage Space
1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

From the organizer:

To mark the ending of film series about the movement “Modern Architecture”, Architecture Movies Club will feature the architect and the painter Charles and Ray Eames (Charles Eames, 1907-1978 & Ray-Bernice Alexandra Eames, 1912-1988). Always regarded as the best designers in the USA and all over the world, the couple created the timeless artworks and influenced many generations. It can be said that Charles and Ray Eames were the first to mass produce modern furniture using inexpensive techniques and new materials. They changed people’s life through the use of furniture.

Program:
. 14h30 – 15h00: Meeting
. 15h00 – 16h30: Film screening
. 16h30 – 17h00: Discussion

Free entry

Briefly translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Film Screening “Almost Famous”

almost famous

Fri 08 Jul 2016, 7 pm
TPD – 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi

From TPD:

In the 3rd week of Journey film month, you are invited to the film screening “Almost Famous” directed by Cameron Crowe.

ALMOST FAMOUS is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe, and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit. The film is semi-autobiographical, as Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. The film is based on Crowe’s experiences touring with rock bands Poco, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

It received four Oscar nominations, one of which led to an award to Crowe for his screenplay. It was also awarded the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Roger Ebert hailed it the best film of the year, and also the 9th best film of the 2000s. It also won two Golden Globes, for Best Picture and Kate Hudson won Best Supporting Actress. [ Wikipedia ]

Original language with Vietnamese subtitles.

Rate: 16+.

Entry: 20,000 VND (donation for TPD’s fund for movie talents)

Film Screening “Kerity la maison des contes”

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Sun 10 Jul 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Kerity la maison des contes” at L’Espace.

Director: Marc Boreal, Thibaut Chatel
Casting: Marc Lavoine, Julie Depardieu, Tom Trouffier

The beautiful hand-drawn artistry of the film and the beguiling story will enchant every member of the family.

Film synopsis:

“Kerity, la maison des contes” is the Franco-Italian animation. The plot follows a boy who must find a way to confront the evil witch in order to save the favorite characters in the books on the bookshelves at his home. The characters are all from famous books as – Little Red Riding Hood, Alice of wonderland, a wooden boy Picocchio, and Puss In Boots. This animation is the third feature by director Dominique Monfery – the French filmmaker who grew up after more than 10 years working with Walt Disney animation studios in the 1990s. The animation was launched at the Rome Film Festival and won special recognition at the 2010 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The film attracts kids by beautiful drawings and excellent adventure story.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Néon Demon”

neon demon

08, 09 and 10 Jul 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Néon Demon” (France, Denmark, USA, 2016, 117’) at L’Espace.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Casting: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves

“Elle Fanning mesmerizes in brutal masterpiece. A bold visionary artist, Refn seems able to revel in the culture of instant gratification while also subjecting it to critique.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Film synopsis:

Jesse, a teenage girl, arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a model.
Her meteoric rise and her purity provoke jealousy and envy.
Some girls bow before her, while others will use any means necessary to steal her beauty from her…

Schedule

Fri 08 Jul: 5.30 pm
Sat 09 Jul: 3 pm, 5.30 pm, 8 pm
Sun 10 Jul: 8 pm

Language: Original version in English with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 60,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Belle and Sebastian”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 08 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 10 Jul 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to the film screening “Belle and Sébastien” (French, 2013, 104’).

Director: Nicolas Vanier
Casting: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier

Adapted from the famous French TV series, the film fascinates its audience with poetic shots of this wonderful friendship between a young boy and a dog.

Film synopsis:

“Belle and Sebastian” is directly adapted from the television series “Belle et Sébastien” 1965. “Belle and Sebastian” film is not the first adaptation of the story told by the creator of the television series, Cécile Aubry. Indeed, in parallel with the series, Aubry wrote a series of novels about its own universe in six volumes and a few years later, in 1981, the Japanese NHK has recovered the account in order to make an animated series 52 episodes: “Belle and Sebastian”. Set in France in 1943, the plot tells about a six-year-old boy and his dog looking to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters. The movie is directed by Nicolas Vanier – who is obsessed with the theme of snow and canine dogs. In this movie, the romance and poetic shots are meticulously made by the director fascinate audience, besides a moving friendship story.

“Our story takes place high up in the alps.
There where the snow is immaculate, where chamois chase marmots, where the summits touch the clouds.
High up in a peaceful village – until the day the Germans arrive.
It’s the story of a lonely boy and a wild dog.
The story of Sébastien who tames Belle.
It’s the adventure of an indestructible friendship.
It’s the extraordinary tale of a resourceful and appealing child in the middle of World War Two.
It’s the odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past, of a member of the Resistance searching for love, of a young woman looking for adventure, of a German lieutenant searching for forgiveness.
It’s the life of Belle and Sébastien.”

Language:

08 Jul: French with Vietnamese subtitles
10 Jul: French with English subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Street Photography Exhibition “Like a Life”

Street Photography Exhibition Like a Life

Opening: Wed 29 Jun 2016, 10 am
Exhibition: 29 Jun – 03 Jul 2016
Nest by AIA
4th floor, B tower Ba Trieu

From the organizer:

You are invited to the Street Photography Exhibition “Like a Life” and the introduction of a photo book with same title by Ls Trung – Ha Viet.

Exhibition “Like a Life” features photos of the streets and people there, as well as the love for life and interesting lessons about life.

Film Screening “Once Upon a Forest”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 24 Jun 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

Come to film screening “Il était une forêt” (Once upon a Forest) (France, 2013, 78’).

Director: Luc Jacquet
Casting: Francis Hallé

The creators of “March of the Penguins” reappear with a mindful and sparkling emotional story telling the life of an old forest, through series of innocent images which are shot with high technology.

Film synopsis:

In his new film, Luc Jacquet takes us on an extraordinary journey deep into the tropical forest, into the heart of life itself.

For the first time, a tropical forest springs to life before our very eyes.

From the first shoot to the blossoming of giant trees, from the canopy to the development of hidden links between plants and animals, no less than seven centuries will unfold before us.

Luc Jacquet has been filming nature for many years, moving and thrilling audiences with unique and exciting tales. His encounter with the botanist Francis Hallé gave birth to this heritage film, combining the transmission of knowledge, poetry and visual magic, about the last great primal forests in the tropics.

“Il était une forêt” offers an exceptional immersion in this wild world that has remained in its original state, in perfect balance, where each organism – from the smallest to the largest and all connected to each other – plays an essential part.

Language:

On 24 Jun: French with Vietnamese subtitles
On 26 Jun: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Les quatre saisons de Léon”

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Sun 19 Jun 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

Come to film screening “Les quatre saisons de Léon” (France, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 115’) by directors Pierre-Luc Granjon, Antoine Lanciaux, Pascal Le Nôtre.

Series of four short 3D puppet animations, following the journey through 4 seasons of 8-year-old bear Leon and his friends, is a purely joyful song for the audience of all ages.

Film synopsis:

This collection includes a series of 4 allegory films of 26 minutes: Leon in Wintertime, Molly in Springtime, Bonifacio in Summertime, Poppety in the fall. All four films are an absolute charming mix of storytelling and 3D puppet animation. The graphics are of exceptional quality with Leon in Wintertime receiving the Award of Excellence 2008 Alliance for Children and Television. Made separately in 4 different years, each episode can be watched separately and complement each other well. The full-of-laughter adventures of bear Leon and his friends on wide screen not only bring hilarious relaxing moments for audience but also transfer highly pedagogical comments. Even though the series is recommended for younger audiences, viewers of all ages will appreciate the artistic material.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Learning from Light: Vision of I.M. Pei”

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Sat 18 Jun 2016, 3 pm
Hanoi: Heritage Space
HCMC: Salon Ca phe thu bay

From Heritage Space:

You are invited to the documentary film screening “Learning from Light: The Vision of I.M. Pei” (2009). Ieoh Ming Pei is 99 years old and is considered the last architect of the modern architecture movement alive today.

Program:

. 14h30 – 15h00: Meeting
. 15h00 – 16h30: Film screening
. 16h30 – 17h00: Discussion

Plot summary: For three years award winning directors Bo Landin and Sterling Van Wagenen have followed 92 year old IM Pei in his work to complete the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. Their documentary film tells the story of a man who has transformed architecture around the world. His work with the Louvre in Paris, and the introduction of the glass pyramid that upset some and fascinated many, is just an example of his insightful bravery to cross cultural divides and bridge worlds that has so much to learn from each other.

I. M. Pei was born on 26 Apr 1917 in Suzhou, Jiangsu, into an elite Chinese family. Due to his father’s work, the family had to move around, first to Hong Kong, then to Shanghai. Shanghai’s open policy in the 1920s which created a boom in construction had a great influence on Ieoh Ming Pei.

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

Free entry.

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam.

Film Screening “Ma maman est en Amérique”

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Sun 12 Jun 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to film screening “Ma maman est en Amérique” (France, 2013, 75’) at L’Espace.

Director: Marc Boreal, Thibaut Chatel
Casting: Marc Lavoine, Julie Depardieu, Tom Trouffier

The story of a 6-year-old, who is desperate for motherhood and the legendary adventures around the world, moves audience!

Film synopsis:

A small provincial town in the 1970s. Jean is six years old and has just started going to school. When the teacher asks each child to talk about his or her father’s and mother’s work, Jean, realizing that he is not like the other kids, gets worried and invents an answer: “My mom, she’s a secretary.” In fact, his mom is always away on trips and she sends postcards to Michèle, the little next-door neighbor who already knows how to read and who hence reads them to Jean, which sets him dreaming. Unless reality is something else entirely, which is what Jean slowly begins to understand in the months between September and Christmas…

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “La Revolution Bleue – Yves Klein”

La Revolution Bleue - Yves Klein

Sat 11 Jun 2016, 7 pm
Blossom Art House

From the organizer:

Come to film screening “LA RÉVOLUTION BLEUE – Yves Klein” directed by François Lévy-Kuentz.

“They mocked me. They treated me like a lunatic instead of an artist. They didn’t believe I could think with my painbrush…”

So begins the film, in the first person. It goes on to tell a story which is a distillation of the blazing intensity of a brief and highly unusual artistic career.

Using archival footage, art work and fictional re-enactments, François Lévy-Kuentz has composed a fascinating (auto)biography which radiates a powerful consciousness, that of the artist in the intimacy of his creation, his doubts, and his disappointments; that of a visionary buoyed by his confidence in his genius.

Yves Klein’s career, which lasted from 1955 to 1962, was cut short by death. He had had only seven years to create and convince. A unique phenomenon in contemporary art, Yves Klein, inventor of both the monochrome and the happening, died at the age of 34 of a surfeit of passion. He had exhausted himself striving to make art life, and life art; to birth a superior and invisible world. Few of his contemporaries understood the focus of the mission he had given himself. Today, it is still being discovered.

Duration: 52 minutes
Language: French
Subtitle: English

50.000 VND donation is suggested at door.

Watch a part of the documentary here:

Blossom Art House
94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi

Film Screening “La belle et la bête”

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Sun 05 Jun 2016, 4 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

Come to film screening “La belle et la bête” (France, 2014, 112’).

Director: Christophe Gans
Casting: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussolier.

“The live-action movie realize the fairy into life by outstanding computer technology, splendid costumes and more-than-charming performance by ‘French rose’” – Léa Seydoux.

Film synopsis:

1810. After losing all of his ships at sea, a ruined merchant is forced into exile in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle, his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace and charm. One day, on an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles on the magical realm of the Beast, who condemns him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling responsible for the terrible fate that has befallen her family, Belle offers herself up in her father’s place. But at the Beast’s castle, it is not death that awaits her, but a strange life in which moments of enchantment are mingled with joy and sadness. Every evening at dinner time, Belle and the Beast sit down together. At first like strangers with nothing in common, they slowly discover one another. While Belle must reject his amorous advances, she tries to unravel the mysteries surrounding the Beast and his realm. When night falls, fragments of the Beast’s life are revealed to her in dreams, and she discovers a tragic story in which this lonely and ferocious Beast was once a stately prince. Armed with her courage to overcome countless dangers, Belle opens her heart and manages to release the Beast from his curse. In doing so, she discovers true love.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Vietnam – Korea Animation Film Festival 2016

Airport Diary

04 and 05 Jun 2016
Au Co Art Center
No. 8 Huynh Thuc Khang street, Dong Da district, Hanoi

From the organizer:

As a gift for children on the International Children’s Day 1st Jun, you are invited to the Vietnam – Korea Animation Film 2016.

Vietnamese and Korean animation will be screened from 4 ~ 5 Jun 2016 at Au Co Art Centre (No. 8 Huynh Thuc Khang street) including Airport Diary 3, Soc nau dang yeu (Lovely bworn squirrel), Cloud BreadTobot, Binh yen o tren lung (Peace on the back), Cloud Bread, Bong hoa mat troi (Sun flower), Watch car.

Ticket information:

Invitations are available from: 10:00 am, Tue 31 May ~ 3 Jun 2016 (opening time 09:00~12:00 and 13:30~18:00, Mon~Sat, open until 17:00 on Sat)
Locations: reception desk 1st floor, Korean Cultural Center, 49 Nguyen Du street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
For whom: Korean Cultural Center members and Vietnamese – Korean animation lovers
Quantity: 2 tickets/person
Please show membership card or ID card
Number of tickets is limited, first come first served.
Free tickets.

Film Screening “Cong Binh, the Lost Fighters of Vietnam”

Cong Binh

05, 11, 12, 19 and 26 Jun 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Come to film screening of “Cong Binh, the Lost Fighters of Vietnam” at L’Espace.

Director: Lam Lê (France, 116”)
Casting: Vietnamese and French witnesses

The forgotten history of 20,000 young Vietnamese who were forced to work in France on the eve of the second World War and under the German Occupation.

Film synopsis:

On the eve of World War II, 20,000 Vietnamese men in French Indochina were forced into labor in arms factories to replace French workers who’d left for the front. Mistaken for soldiers, blocked in France after the 1940 defeat, at the mercy of the German occupying forces and collaborationist bosses, these civil workers known as “Cong Binh” led a parias’ life during the Occupation. They were rice cultivation pioneers in the Camarque and unjustly thought of as traitors in Vietnam, although they all supported Ho Chi Minh in the country’s independence in 1945.

Twenty survivors, five of whom died while the film was being edited, in Vietnam and France talk about their experiences. They recount the here and now of colonialism and give accounts of the opprobrium they, and even their children, encountered.

A moment from the history between France and Vietnam that has shamefully been erased from the collective memory.

Schedule

Sun 05 Jun: 8 pm
Sat 11 Jun: 3 pm, 5.30 pm (with English subtitles), 8 pm
Sun 12 Jun: 8.30 pm
Sun 19 Jun: 8 pm
Sun 26 Jun: 8 pm

Language: In English with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Chinese Puzzle”

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Film screening with Vietnamese subtitles: Fri 03 Jun 2016, 8 pm
Film screening with English subtitles: Sun 05 Jun 2016, 6 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Director: Cédric Klapisch (France, Belgique 2013, 114’)
Casting: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France

« A diverting tale of pre-middle-aged floundering that can’t stop pointing out how unexpected everything is. » – Washington Post

Film synopsis:

Xavier is now forty years old.

We find him with Wendy, Isabelle and Martine fifteen years after L’Auberge Espagnole and ten years after Russian Dolls,

Xavier’s life has not necessarily settled down and everything even seems more and more complicated. Although now a father of two children, he still has the travel bug and this time it leads him to the heart of Chinatown in New York. In joyful mayhem, he tries to find his place as a father and as a son… and as a man!

Separation. Building a new family. Homosexual parents. Immigration. Illegal workers. Globalization. Xavier’s life is a genuine Chinese puzzle. A life in New York and the current period, which, although might not be calm or coherent, at least give Xavier plenty to write about.

Language:

Fri 03 Jun: French with Vietnamese subtitles
Sun 05 Jun: French with English subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Film Screening “Julie & Julia” and “Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere”

Julie and Julia

Film screening “Julie & Julia”: Fri 27 May 2016, 7.30 pm
Film screening “Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere”: Sun 29 May 2016, 7 pm
TPD – 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi

From TPD:

In the second week of Cuisine film month, you are invited to the film screening “Julie & Julia”, directed by Nora Ephron.

The film has two protagonists – two women living in two different periods in two different continents, but connected to each other by the passion for culinary arts, which is the the most unique characteristic of Julie and Julia.

The film will be screened in the original language of English with Vietnamese subtitles.

“Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere”

After 3 sold-out screenings last weekend, we decide to organize one more night for film lovers who missed the chance to see this film ON SUNDAY, 29 May 2016, at 7pm.

Tickets (50k/pax) are available from MON 23 May 2016 at Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents – 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi.

Language: Original Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Entry: 20,000 VND (donation for TPD’s fund for movie talents)

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema

Berlinale Spotlight: Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad

ANOTHER CITY Still 4 of 7
© Pham Ngoc Lan / Another City

02 and 03 Jun 2016, 7 pm
Goethe Institut

From Goethe Institut:

The Goethe-Institut is delighted for Pham Ngoc Lan’s nomination for the Berlinale Shorts 2016 for his film “Another City”. The Berlinale Shorts is the short film program of the Berlin International Film Festival. Pham Ngoc Lan has learned his craft at DocLab at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. For this reason we will screen his film along with the best Berlinale Shorts of the previous year.

“Another City” (2016) focuses on interpersonal relationships in urban landscapes: a mature woman, a bride and a group of young people seek proximity in the anonymity of the big city.

On two evenings, we also present nine more exclusive films from five countries, all part of the Berlinale Shorts 2015. The short films are uncompromising and complex, and offer an undisguised image of the present. They connect fiction and reality and open up a space for interpretation and communication going beyond the events that actually took place. They vary from documentaries to fictional stories, to animated movies. Central themes are personal life stories and rituals, portraying longing, love, cruelty and absurdism. Some of the films give thought-provoking impulses, others open up a whole new world to the viewer. They show life on another planet, but also the earthly dangers emanating from humans and the power of nature.

The Berlin International Film Festival, more commonly known as Berlinale, ranks among the most important film festivals in the world. Movies of all genres, lengths and formats are awarded. Since 2007, the Berlinale Shorts also awards prizes to short films, mostly works of talented young artists.

Berlinale Spotlight – PROGRAMME I
02.06.2016, 7 PM
Original language with Vietnamese and English Subtitles

ANOTHER CITY
Vietnam 2016, 25’, Director: Pham Ngoc Lan
In the search for one’s counterpart and coexistence in the metropolitan jungle, the protagonists are connected across space and time by a popular vietnamese song.

PLANET ∑ – Audi Short Film Award 2015
France 2014, 12’, Director: Momoko Seto
Planet Sigma: Fire and ice, life and death. The proceedings on the planet, recorded in impressive pictures.

SHADOWLAND
France 2014, 12’, Director: Momoko Seto
Planet Sigma: Fire and ice, life and death. The proceedings on the planet, recorded in impressive pictures.

DISSONANCE – Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2015
Germany 2015, 17’, Director: Till Nowak
Reality and fantasy merge – a pianist is fighting against blurring boundaries. 3D animation and live action, an odyssey through time and space.

TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY
USA/ Germany 2015, 30’, Director: Matt Porterfield
Lilly’s journey through day and night, drifting between worlds and places. The longing to arrive.

© Fatoum al Hussein / El juego del escondite
© Fatoum al Hussein / El juego del escondite

Berlinale Spotlight in Hanoi – PROGRAMM II
03.06.2016, 7 PM
Original language with Vietnamese and English Subtitles

SNAPSHOT MON AMOUR
Germany 2014, 6’, Director: Christian Bau
“Genpatsu-Rikon“ – on the trail of a new Japanese word and the connection of the wedding rocks and Fukushima.

EL JUEGO DEL ESCONDITE (HIDE & SEEK)
Spain 2014, 23’, Director: David Muñoz
A Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon: Refugees are hiding from the war, children play hide and seek, and the film crew is hiding as well. The synergies of reality, fiction and the filming process itself.

DÄWIT (DAEWITT)
Germany 2015, 15’, Director: David Jansen
A wolf child, a cat, an angel. Daewit embarks on a journey – he tries to find himself. In this animation film narration meets association and vice versa.

YÚYÚ
France/Spain/USA 2014, 15’, Director: Marc Johnson
In the Chinese province of Chongqing, a traditional rite of spring: A body is entirely covered by bees. The buzzing dominates everything.

SYMBOLIC THREATS
Germany 2015, 15’, Mischa Leinkauf/Lutz Henke/Matthias Wermke
Brooklyn Bridge in New York City: Two white American flags are hoisted. Poetry or threat?

Free admission

Film Screening “Robinson Crusoe”

Robinson Crusoe

01, 05, 10, 12 and 15 Jun 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the film screening “Robinson Crusoe” (Belgium, 2016, 90 mins) at L’Espace.

Director: Vincent Kesteloot
Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Dieter Hallervorden

“Robinson Crusoe” – a film of Studio Canal, a special gift for children on International Children’s Day – the first of June!

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Film schedule:
Wed 01 Jun 2016: 15:00 (sub)
Sun 05 Jun 2016: 14:00 (dub)
Fri 10 Jun 2016: 18:00 (dub)
Sun 12 Jun 2016: 14:00 (dub)
Wed 15 Jun 2016: 18:00 (sub)

Language: English dubbed, Vietnamese subtitle or Vietnamese dubbed

Ticket

Ticket price: 60,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Fairytale Films on International Children’s Day

Fairy Tale Films on the Occasion of the International Childrens Day
Photo from “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Bremen Town Musicians”

Sun 29 May 2016, 10 am and 2 pm
Kim Dong Cinema – 19 Hang Bai, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

The Goethe-Institut presents the popular fairy tales “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Bremen Town Musicians” by the Grimm brothers in Vietnamese.

On Sunday before the International Children’s Day, the Goethe-Institut invites to children’s story time. Two tales for children by the Grimm brothers will be screened in a new film version with Vietnamese synchronization in the morning as well as in the afternoon at Kim Dong Cinema.

In “The Bremen Town Musicians” a chicken, a cat, a dog and a donkey escape from their farm to become musicians in the German town Bremen. Along their way they encounter some robbers who they put to rout with their singing. But one of the robbers returns once again…

The princess “Sleeping Beauty” falls into a 100-year-long sleep after she pricked her finger on a spindle. Hereupon the castle gets surrounded by an impenetrable thorn hedge. Only a brave prince who conquers the thorns and clambers the tower is able to awaken the Sleeping Beauty with a kiss to end the wicked spell.

After the film screening the fairy tale time continues at home: The book about the best 10 fairy tales by the Grimm brothers in Vietnamese and German, edited by the Goethe-Institut, can be acquired at a special discount on the location. Besides that, the Goethe-Institut presents little gifts to the children in celebration of the International Children’s Day.

PROGRAM

10 am: The Bremen Town Musicians
58 minutes, 2009, Germany
Language: Vietnamese

2 pm: Sleeping Beauty
59 minutes, 2009, Germany
Language: Vietnamese

Free tickets from 24.05.2016, 9 am at the Goethe-Institut.

Long Bien Market Photo Exhibition

Long bien market photo exhibition

Exhibition: 20 May – 20 Jun 2016, 8 am – 5 pm
46 Hang Vai, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Enjoy the best pictures from 3 years of our early morning Long Bien Sunrise photo adventure. With the guidance of Vietnam in Focus tour leader and professional photographer Colm Pierce, participants have captured all aspects of Hanoi’s biggest goods market at dawn. From conical-hatted couriers to traders bargaining over their wares, and stunning panoramas shot from Long Bien Bridge, the exhibition vividly documents this bustling market in its prime.

Free entry

Film Screening “Je Fais la Mort”

Je-fais-la-mort

Fri 27 May 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the film screening “”Je Fais la Mort” (France, 2013, 104 mins).

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Cast: François Damiens, Géraldine Nakache, Lucien Jean-Baptiste

A detective comedy about a unemployed actor who plays the corpse suddenly becoming the trump card of the police in the hardest cases!

For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles

Tickets

Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.