Film Screening “Fontane Effi Briest” by Rainer Fassbinder

Film Screening “Fontane Effi Briest” by Rainer Fassbinder

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Thu 24 Oct 2019, 8 pm
Goethe Institut
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

In the context of the project THE GIRL KIEU the Goethe institute in concerned about the current image of women in society and the arts. Accompanying this project, the institute will be showing two German films, one of them is “Effi Briest” by Rainer Fassbinder.

“Effi Briest” is an artistic film and a classic about weddings in Germany. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Theodor Fontane from the year 1894. A young women gets married off to an older man, breaks with norms and rules of her time and finally breaks down thereon.

Watch the trailer:

The touching and impressive life journey of Effi Briest hasn’t lost its validity or relevance. The main character Effi seems to be torn between the drive to life a self-determinated life and the acceptance of the given circumstances. Parallels to the Vietnamese epic TRUYEN KIEU (The Story of Kieu) can be found. The question concerning the position of the woman in the context of social expectations and constrains is a topic of the Vietnamese-German communication.

Language: German with Vietnamese subtitles

Free entrance

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 24 3734 2251
Fax: +84 24 3734 2254
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