Fri 15 Dec 2017, 7.30 pm
In the following week of the Literature on Screen movie month, TPD would like to present the film The Reader by director Stephen Daldry.
THE READER / German – US • 2008
R / 124′ / Drama – Romance
Directed by Stephen Daldry
The Reader is directed by Stephen Daldry and written by David Hare, based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star along with the young actor David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom had died prior to release.
It tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a mid-teenager in 1958, has an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappears only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past – a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial.
Winslet and Kross, who plays the young Michael, received acclaim for their performances; Winslet won a number of awards for her role, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film itself was nominated for several other major awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. [Wikipedia]
Language: English – German – Greek with Vietnamese subtitles
• The film screening is for educational purpose and fundraising for Young Cinema Fund of TPD.
• Requested donation (at the door): from 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.
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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine
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