German Film “At Eye Level” at European Film Festival 2017

German Film “At Eye Level” at European Film Festival 2017

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Hanoi: Sat 20 May 2017, 6 pm
National Cinema Center

Hue: Fri 19 May 2017, 8 pm
Dong Ba Cinema

HCMC: Sun 14 May 2017, 4 pm
Tue 23 May 2017, 8 pm

From Goethe Institut:

Again this year, cinema lovers can look forward to a varied program within the framework of the European Film Festival. Current contributions of 13 European countries reflect the variety of Europe – history, culture, society and even the tradition of filmmaking differ from country to country, but are still closely linked to each other.

The Goethe-Institut Vietnam presents the German contribution “Auf Augenhöhe” (English “At Eye Level”) by Evi Goldbrunner and Joachim Dollhopf. Michi, 11 years old, lives in a children’s home and one day finds out who his father is. But when he eventually meets his dad Tom, it’s a shock for both of them. Tom happens to be a dwarf and is even shorter than Michael. He didn’t know about his son, but he wants to accept the challenge of fatherhood. For Michael, Tom’s condition is a disaster, as it’s the opposite of the manliness and strength he envisioned his father to have. This forces Tom, who had coped well with his “differentness” so far in his life, to confront his condition head on.

See the film’s trailer here:

The author and directing duo Evi Goldbrunner and Joachim Dollhopf has developed a moving story for the cinema. “AT EYE LEVEL” is not only entertaining, the film also conveys an important message: It is a plea for tolerance, openness and empathy for people who are different. The film was made possible by the initiative “Der Besondere Kinderfilm” (The Special Children’s Film) with which public-law broadcasters, sponsors, politics and the film industry support children’s films that are based on original screenplays.



Language: German with Vietnamese and English Subtitles

Free tickets will be distributed from 10 May in all 3 cities.

Details of distribution timing of each location can be found below:


Goethe Institut Hanoi: From 10/5 (9h – 12h & 13h – 17:30h)
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Tel.: 04 3734 2251/2/3-9

British Council: On 11/5 (from 9am until tickets run out or 12am)
20 Thuy Khue Str., Tel.: 04 3843 6780

L’Espace: On 12/5 (12h – 20h)
24 Trang Tien Str., Tel.: 04 3936 2164


Goethe Institut: From 10/05 (9h – 12h & 14h – 17h)
18 Road no. 1, Cu xa Do Thanh, Ward 4, Dist.3, Tel.: 08 3832 6716 /ext.14

British Council: On 11/ 5 (from 9am until tickets run out or 12am)
25 Le Duan Str., Dist. 1, Tel.: 08 3823 2862 (ext 2601)

CineStar Cinema: From 10/5 (9h-21h)
271 Nguyen Trai str., Dist 1, Hotline: 093 890 0643/ Tel: 08 7300 8881


Dong Ba Cinema
187 Tran Hung Dao Str., Tel.: 0234 352 3850

Thua Thien Hue Cinema and Film Distribution Center
25 Hai Ba Trung Str., Tel.: 023 382 2145

National Cinema Center
87 Lang Ha, Hanoi
271 Nguyen Trai Str, Dist 1, HCMC
Dong Ba Cinema
187 Tran Hung Dao, Hue

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