The program consists of six awarded films. They focus on children with strong characters, who are adventurous and full of imagination.
The film fest will offer free screenings of movies, Jim Button and Luke the Locomotive Driver, Matti and Sami and the three biggest mistakes of the universe, Simple, Supa Modo, My devil-friend Lilith, Little Witch.
“Jim Button and Luke the Locomotive Driver” is a puppet show that tells us about the adventures of the orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend, the locomotive driver Lukas, and his magical locomotive Emma. The film is based on a children’s book by the German author, also well-known in Vietnam: Michael Ende.
The film “Matti and Sami and the three biggest mistakes of the universe”, tells the story of a family traveling together on vacation, and having to overcome many obstacles. With the challenges, the cohesion of the family grows and a heartwarming summer story with a lot of humor is spun.
The movie “Simple” is about two unequal brothers who want to prevent that Simple, who is of simple spirit but an incredibly sweet and warmhearted boy, will be send to a children’s home. The two brothers Ben and Simple embark on an exciting journey to Hamburg.
“Supa Modo” tells the story of a cancer-stricken girl named Jo, who dreams of becoming a super heroine. And miraculously, the dream comes true.
In “My devil-friend Lilith”, the pubescent daughter of the devil himself, is bored to death in hell. She desires to make a trip to the human world and to experience some adventures. But in order to make this come true, she has to prove to her father that she can be really angry and evil. Finally they make a deal. Her father allows her to spend a week with humans and where she has to cause a lot of mischief.
The “Little Witch” is a rebel. She does not like to follow rules. When she secretly flies to the Blocksberg at the Walpurgis Festival, she gets promptly caught and as a punishment she has to memorize the 7892 spells of one year.
The movies are shown at Cinestar in HCMC from June 19-24; at National Cinema Center in Hanoi on June 21-30; at Dong Ba in Thua Thien-Hue province’s Hue city on June 25-29; and at General Science Library in Da Nang city on June 26-30.
Director of the film festival, Michael Harbauer who is the producer of “How to be really bad”-Sonja Lore Gabriele Ewers; the casting director of “The Little Witch”, Daniela Elisabeth Tolkien; and the director of “Simple”, Markus Friedrich Goller will attend film screenings in HCMC and Hanoi.