HN & HCMC – Film Screening “Farewell Ha Long”

HN & HCMC – Film Screening “Farewell Ha Long”

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Hanoi: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 7 pm
The National Studio for Documentary and Scientific Film
465 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

HCMC: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 7 pm
Hoa Sen University
08 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC

From Goethe Institut:

UPDATE: The screening was banned by the Ministry of Culture.
Reason: “The permission to film/shoot of the film ‘Farewell Ha Long’ pertained for reportage only.”
“The film is not suitable for a presentation in Vietnam at the moment.”

You are invited to a screening of the film “Farewell Ha Long”. The film is Germany’s contribution to the European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

At the screening, the director, film crew and protagonists will be present and talk about the film.

Nguyen Van Cuong (46) and his wife live in a self-made cabin located on a raft offshore Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Their only son Quy has been living ashore for seven years as he goes to school there. Things change radically when the Government orders a resettlement of their floating village Tò Bò Nâu in 2014. The family that has been sleeping, cooking and working by the sea for generations, needs to face an uncertain future – ashore or offshore.

Duc Ngo Ngoc is a Vietnamese-German filmmaker. He was born 1988 in Hanoi and moved to Berlin at five. From 2010 to 2014, Duc studied Media Art and Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. With 4 other filmmakers, he founded KAMMER11 Filmkollektiv in 2013. Since 2015, Duc has been studying a Masters in Film Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and did a guest semester at the Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema.


– Director and Scriptwriter: Đức Ngô Ngọc
– Production and Contribution: 42 Film GmbH (
– Release in Germany: 19.4.2018
– Length: 98 min.
– Camera: Pham Ngoc Lan
– Montage: Gudrun Steinbrück, Tien Dat Nguyen
– Tone: Ban Ga Nguyen, Kien Trung Bui, Duong Ngoc Hoa
– Music: Martin Kohlstedt
– Producers: Christoph Kukula, Eike Goreczka
– Language: Vietnamese with English subtitle


– Winner of Dialogue-Prize, 27th Film Festival Cottbus 2017
– 39th Film Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018

Language: Vietnamese with English subtitle

Free entrance

Watch the film’s trailer:


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