Screening of “Vincent Wants to Sea”

Screening of “Vincent Wants to Sea”

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Hanoi: 19 and 21 May 2013, 6 pm
National Cinema Center

HCMC: 17 and 20 May 2013, 7.15 pm

Danang: Thu 23 May 2013, 8 pm
Le Do Cinema

From Goethe Institut:

The Belgium film “The Fairy” will open the European Film Festival on Thursday evening, 15th of May, in Ho Chi Minh City. This year, European Union member states will be presenting films in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City until 26 th May.

Within the framework of the European Film festival 2013 the Goethe-Institut will show “Vincent Wants to Sea” in German language with Vietnamese and English subtitles. Vincent Wants to Sea was awarded, among other prizes, with the German Film Prizes 2011 for Best Film and Best Actor.

The death of his mother pulls Vincent, who suffers from Tourette-Syndrome, out of his sheltered and isolated world and confronts him with the reality of a nursing home. He later escapes with two fellow patients — an anorexic named Marie and the obsessive-compulsive Alexander. His mission is simple. He wants to bury his mother’s ashes in the seas off Italy, as was her dying wish. But to get there he and his friends have to steal their doctor’s car. If caught, it could all be quite an embarassment for Vincent’s politician father. For the lovable but odd trio the escape becomes the starting point for an independent life. The dynamic story manhandles the balancing act between a touching medical story and an entertaining road movie.

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All tickets are free of charge and can be picked up from 9 May 2013 for screenings in Ho Chi Minh city and from 10 May for screenings in Hanoi and Danang at the following addresses:

Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, tel: (04) 37 34 22 51
British Council, 20 Thụy Khuê, tel: (04) 3 8 436 780
National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha, tel : (04) 3 514 2856 

Goethe Institut: 335/4 Dien Bien Phu, District 1, tel: (08) 3 9 12 52 50
British Council: 25 Le Duan, D.1, tel: (08) 3 8 23 28 62
Cinebox: 212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3, tel: 08 3935 0610 

Da Nang:
Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu, tel: (0511) 3 82 25 74
Cinema & Film Distribution Centre, 68 Tran Phu, tel: (0511) 3 82 32 84

Full information on the film festival can be found at:  or

National Cinema Center
87 Lang Ha, Hanoi
212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3, HCMC
Le Do Cinema
46 Tran Phu, Da Nang


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