HN & HCMC – Spring Cinema: “Fortune Favors the Brave”

HN & HCMC – Spring Cinema: “Fortune Favors the Brave”

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Wed 19 Apr 2017, 7 pm
Hanoi: Goethe Institut
HCMC: Salon Van hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay

From Goethe Institut:

Come to the film screening “Fortune Favors the Brave” within the framework of the Spring Cinema program by the Goethe Institut in Hanoi and HCMC.

A story of an unusual friendship between the Vietnamese sisters Linh and Tien and the adventurous Pauline.


Genre: Children’s film
Country: Germany
Year: 2015
Director: Norbert Lechner
Script: Katrin Milhahn, Antonia Rothe
Actor: Lynn Dortschack, Lisa Bahati Wihstutz, Linda Phuong Anh Dang, Andreas Schmidt, Lena Stolze, Y Nhung Dinh, Nguyen Thi Chieu Xuan, Tran Manh Cuong
Length: 96 minutes
Age rating: from 0 years
Adwards: German film and media evaluation: Certification mark „especially valuable“
Funding Initiative „Der besondere Kinderfilm“ (The special children’s film)
Festivals: Montreal International Children’s Film Festival: Audience Award
Film Festival Munich Children Media Prize for the young actress Lynn Dortschack

Watch the film’s trailer here:

Eleven-year-old Linh and her little sister Tien are suddenly left alone in Germany when their mother has to leave for Vietnam in order to care for the sick grandmother. Of course, no one is supposed to find out, especially not child protective services. Linh is not only responsible for Tien but also for the household and her mother’s Vietnamese diner, and of course she also has to go to school. But Linh’s biggest problem is called Pauline and lives across the street. She has the whole neighbourhood under surveillance and can’t imagine anything cooler than a life without parents. When Pauline blackmails the Vietnamese sisters into starting a gang with her, the three girls set off on a daring adventure, with the police and Ms Trost from child protective services on their trail…

Norbert Lechner is a German director, scriptwriter and producer with a focus on films for children and the youth. In Fortune Favors the Brave the child actors with Vietnamese roots, Lynn Dortschack and Linda Phuong Anh Dang, perform alongside the in Vietnam well-known actors Chieu Xuan and Manh Cuong.

Language: German with English and Vietnamese subtitles

Free admission

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Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 4 37342251
Fax: +84 4 37342254
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Salon Van hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay
1st floor, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist 3, HCMC


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