Okia Cinema: French Love Film Week

Okia Cinema: French Love Film Week

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Screening of L’Arnacoeur: Fri 22 Jun 2018, 7.30 pm
Screening of Jeux d’enfants: Sat 23 Jun 2018, 7.30 pm
Screening of Hor de prix: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 7.30 pm
Okia Cinema

From Okia Cinema:

Romantic comedy movies will surely be a perfect choice for a cool, sunny weekend with a lil’ chance of rain. The three movies selected this week are all French, sweet and very very special.

A cinema trio made for you whether you are in love, sad, happy, or dreamy… French film enthusiasts and cinema lovers looking to enjoy a very Okia weekend, where are you? Raise your hands!

1. “L’Arnacoeur” (Heartbreaker)

Charming, funny and effortlessly cool, Alex (Romain Duris) is a professional heartbreaker who, for a fee, can turn any husband, fiancé or boyfriend into an ex. Alex has one ironclad rule: He only breaks up couples where the woman is unhappy. His latest job will put that rule to the test. The target is Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), a beautiful heiress who is set to marry the man of her dreams. With ten days until the wedding, Alex has been hired by her father to carry out his most daring seduction yet that risks him being caught by his ruthless personal creditors, angry exes, and the beautiful and independent Juliette herself. But worst of all, will he discover to his own cost that when it comes to love, the perfect plan doesn’t exist?

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2. “Jeux d’enfants” (Love me if you dare)

Julien and Sophie are both eight and best friends, adorable tricksters and borderline psychotics. On one of childhood’s darker days, as Julien gradually becomes aware that his cherished mother is fatally ill, he stands up for Sophie by pulling a mischievous stunt on classmates who had viciously taunted her. From that moment on, Julien and Sophie will trade fearful and hilarious dares for decades, taking manic pleasure in trying to outdo each other’s audacity or cunning. They swear, insult authorities, stop traffic to share a youthful kiss and try to ruin a wedding or two. They are irrepressible, as is the love they will ultimately share.

Watch the trailer:

3. “Hors de prix” (Priceless)

Irène (Audrey Tautou loves nice things and loves to have wealthy men pay for them. One night, she mistakes Jean (Gad Elmaleh), a poor bartender, for a potential client and spends the night with him. The next morning, Irène realizes her mistake and leaves, but poor Jean is smitten with her. Later, when a rich dowager mistakes Jean for a veteran gigolo, Irène agrees to tutor him in the art of fleecing wealthy lovers.

Watch the trailer:

All films are shown with Vietnamese subtitles

* An art talk introducing the movie and its author will take place at Okia Cinema, hosted by film director Nguyen Hoang Diep
* Communication partner: Hanoi Grapevine (https://hanoigrapevine.com/)

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Okia Cinema – “the world’s smallest cinema” – is a club for cinema enthusiasts, first started by film director Nguyen Hoang Diep and sponsored by O Kia Ha Noi art & culture space.

Non-profit screening, art talk before and after the show for audience having “cinema stamp” issued by O Kia Ha Noi

** Cinema STAMP provided upon purchase for >50,000vnd food/drink before the screening. Each stamp is valid only for 1 person.
** O Kia Ha Noi have combo cinema especially for Okia Cinema audience, including 1 drink and 1 snack at 50,000vnd. You can choose anything on O Kia menu or the combo cinema.
** Okia Cinema does not receive reservations, kindly arrive early, check in, receive your cinema stamp and pick your seat.

For first-time Okia Cinema-goers:
– If you arrive by car, please park the car at the apartment building at 671 Hoang Hoa Tam, walk to Alley 639, go straight until you meet a crossroad, then turn left and turn right. No. 39 House has a giant teapot on its gate.
– If you arrive by motorbike, please go straight in (gently) and we’ll help you park your bike.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Okia Cinema
639/39/39 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi


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