Okia Cinema: From “Moulin Rouge” to “Chicago”

Okia Cinema: From “Moulin Rouge” to “Chicago”

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Screening of Moulin Rouge: Fri 20 Jul 2018, 7.30 pm and Sun 22 Jul 2018, 3 pm
Screening of Chicago: Sat 21 Jul 2018, 7.30 pm and Sun 22 Jul 2018, 7.30 pm
Okia Cinema

From Okia Cinema:

2001 and 2002, the two years that saw the appearance of two glamorous, wildly successful musicals: MOULIN ROUGE by Baz Luhrmann and CHICAGO by Rob Marshall.

Like a great comeback of musical movies that were seemingly played out after reaching their height in the 60s, suddenly they came back stronger than ever – vibrant, energetic in the two first years of the 21st century and became a hallmark in world cinema history in its very own way.

From then on, there has been blockbusters with their own styles like “Les Miserables”, “Mamma Mia” or “La la land”… but the trademark that Hollywood created with “Moulin Rouge” and “Chicago” will forever be remembered. And with the more mature audience in this era, these two movies has become a unique, hard-to-forget sensation.

“Moulin Rouge” tells a story of a tearful romance between young writer Christian (Ewwan McGregor) and cabaret dancer Santine (Nicole Kidman) at the infamous Parisian café Moulin Rouge in 1899. But that was just the outside, inside, the movie portrayed a diverse view on art, artists, the struggled life, short-lived glamour, social gap, and compassion between us humans. “Moulin Rouge” enchants viewer with amazing visuals, appealing music, and excellence acting from the actors. With 8 Oscar nominations and 2 wins, it could be said that “Moulin Rouge” is a glamorous movie for a romantic audience.

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“Chicago” is a fierce, bitter yet wild inner story of two convicted murderers. Draw the audience into a glamorous, tormented play in the golden age of jazz in the 1920s with the trio Richard Gere, Catherine Zelta-Jones và Renée Zellweger… “Chicago” opened the forbidden gate and told the story of the high class society, underground power and blind faith of the modern world.

“Chicago” also made history as the first musical movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture after “Oliver” in 1988.


If you love movie, music, Broadway glamour… then you cannot miss this week’s screenings! From “Moulin Rouge” to “Chicago”, at Okia Cinema, you will see that sharing the love of cinema is sharing the beauty of this world.

Especially, on Sun 19 Jul 2018 at 7.30 pm, there will be the screening of the favorite movie from last week: THE DREAMERS – a classic by Bernando Bertolucci.

* 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 combo cinema 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 at 50,000vnd.
** 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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