OKIA Cinema: Father and Child – Final Week

OKIA Cinema: Father and Child – Final Week

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Screening of “The Kid”: Fri 31 Aug 2018, 7.30 pm
Screening of “Beginners”: Sat 01 Sep 2018, 3 pm
Screening of “The Pursuit of Happyness”: Sat 01 Sep 2018, 7.30 pm
Screening of “Like father, like son”: Sun 02 Sep 2018, 3 pm
Screening of “Late Spring”: Sun 02 Sep 2018, 7.30 pm
Okia Cinema
639/39/39 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi

From Okia Cinema:

The last week of August is also the last week of Father and Child movie month this year at Okia Cinema. Of course, the movies screened just make up a tiny portion of the cinema works in the topic that should – need – must be seen.
And so, the last week is here, as usual, we have 5 screenings for 5 movies, please enjoy!

If you missed the movies screened in the previous weeks, check out our older posts and maybe we would have the chance to discuss about them together. Now let’s start this week with 5 amazing, gentle, funny yet touching movies that we believe you’ll remember forever.

1. “The Kid” by Charlie Chaplin

A movie so popular that, no matter who you are, whether you care about cinema or not, you have heard about it somewhere. A rare timeless classic that is just so fascinating, charming, and funny that you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.

“The Kid” also takes an exceptionally important role in the great career of Chaplin. It might be the earliest complete cinema work on fatherhood. A simple story of a poor glazier raising an abandoned child until the day he found his mother again, told in a way that is both humourous and touching at the same time.

2. “Beginners”

A rare modern movie by Mike Mills that was much like a aubiography/memoir of the director himself about his biological father, or a slice that shows human’s psychology in the modern age. Privacy and publicity. Tempered sophistication with childlike outburst. “Beginners” presents a pair of father and child seemingly different from each other at first, but in the end become closer than ever. Highly acclaimed by critics and viewers, this is truly a movie worth discover and enjoy. The amazing cast, especially Christopher Plummer, will make you feel touched for days afterwards.

3. “The Pursuit of Happyness”

A film by Italian director Grabiel Muccino but often remembered as a movie with the father-son duo Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Although it was based on a true story, the Smiths have excellently portrayed the characters which brought about amazing results. A commonly seen tragedy of middle-class American family on the verge of going broke, the father has to find ways to prove that he has what it takes to raise his child and for his child to be with him. When you see this movie, you will find yourselves in the characters, in certain scenes, with certain thoughts, whether it is sadness or silent yet endless joy.

4. “Like father like son”

A movie by contemporary Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda introduced in the previous week. As we have received many requests for the movie to be screened again, we decided to include it in this week’s program, together with another cinema piece by Ozu. The touching beauty of pure, elegant cinema language in “Like father like son” could win your heart without you even knowing it. As gentle as a flowing stream filled with love, this is a slow-paced movie that is as Asian as it can get.

2 fathers, after 6 years of knowing each other, suddenly discovered that their beloved son were actually… switched at birth due to hospital’s error. The lives of 2 families, one is wealthy and the other difficult, are turned upside down completely when the hospital admitted their mistake. 2 6-year-old boys then faced a major confusion in their life. 2 mothers, 2 fathers, 2 families… how would they deal with this? How to settle the fate of themselves and of their loved ones?

5. “Late Spring”

A film by Ozu made in 1949 is a first milestone for the beautiful love story between Ozu and the “Eternal virgin” Setsuko Hara. Until this day, “Late Spring” is and has always been the most beautiful classic of all time in the history of world cinema. It has also become one of the most famous movie in Japanese cinema history and is popular with anyone who wants to study this country’s culture.

Kind-heart people, humane spirit, and the much-Asian sacrificing lifestyle of the Japanese were all sophisticatedly expressed in this movie. “Late Spring” told a very simple story of a young woman hesitating from a married life as she wanted to take care for her lonely father. Despite people urging, she still thought that she was happy enough living with her father… Spring had come, spring was already late… This father and his beloved daughter, would they find a spring for their own?

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/) and Ipick.vn

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.

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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.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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


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