Okia Cinema – Okia Film Week

Okia Cinema – Okia Film Week

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Screening of “When Harry meet Sally”: 15 and 16 Nov 2018, 7.30 pm
Screening of “My Neighbor Totoro”: Sat 17 Nov 2018, 3 pm
Screeing of “Thi Mai”: 17 and 18 Nov 2018, 7.30 pm
Okia Cinema
639/39/39 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi

From Okia Cinema:

This is an impromptu film week, so maybe the name Ơ Kìa could not be more fitting! Let’s watch these 3 movies that Okia believe will bring you pleasant and unforgettable memories!

1. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (dir. Rob Reiner)

A classic rom-com, one that appeared well before Okia did, but never gets old. Harry and Sally seemed like a mismatched couple that could never be. But life with its unexpected turning points brought them together. The more conflicts happen between them amidst the biggest storm in their life, the more they are attached to one another. The film could have soon ended with a shallow happy ending like many other rom-com, but luckily, it let Harry and Sally truly understand each other. At the same time we get to cry, laugh, and with them accept the amusing fate of love.

People all over the world are re-watching this movie every year as a way to brighten up themselves, to relax, to wait for a beautiful, blessed new year. So for us, why not the same?


2. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (dir. Miyazaki Hayao)

An animated movie made by the legendary Studio Ghibli. A must-see from the master film director Hayao Miyazaki. Quiet, simple, poetic, and touching.

The film tells the stories of beautiful summer days layered with yearning of a family with 2 little girls, Satsuki and Mei. The small, dreamy, peaceful village full of greenery is where the 2 sisters will meet Totoro, a peculiar friend with lord of the jungle’s kind of magic. Made for children, but this movie conquered the heart of people of all ages with its cinema language and hand-drawn frames that we probably would never see again.


3. THI MAI (dir. Patricia Ferreira)

Thi Mai is the first Spanish movie to be made in Vietnam. The movie tells the hilarious yet touching journey of 3 troublesome women who travel thousand of miles to welcome a Vietnamese orphan baby to Spain. In the movie, the scenery, the details of Hanoi, of Vietnam’s culture, country, people appear funny yet exquisite. A must-see if you want to get back your spirit and find optimism in life. And of course, if you want to see Hanoi through another lense – loveable. A smart choice for weekends. Ơ Kìa, how lovely our Hanoi is!

Watch the trailer:

Screening schedule:
– Thu 15/11, 19h30: When Harry meet Sally (favorite movie of the week)
– Fri 16/11, 19h30: When Harry meet Sally (especially for couples, loving or not)
– Sat 17/11, 15h: My Neighbor Totoro (especially for children and families and dreamers)
19h30: Thi Mai (a touching, charming comedy of Hanoi nowadays)
– Sun 18/11, 19h30: Thi Mai

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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