PANO – The German Film Festival in Vietnam 2013 will screen 10 hottest new films from Germany in 7 cities of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang, HCMC, Nha Trang and Thai Nguyen from September 5th to October 3rd, according to the Goethe-Institute, Hanoi.
Those films have been made by famous directors and young filmmakers for 4 years now. Some have won prizes at international film festivals. The films are about family and identity, about tolerance and death, but also about freedom and friendship. They are humorous, dramatic, historic or sad.
The films will be screen with Vietnamese or English subtitles and for free of charge.
The festival is expected to bring audience great cinema and a chance to discover Germany from new perspectives via the silver screen.
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