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A scene from the short film “Summer attention”
The film night will introduce the following short films
1. “Beautiful bed” (Giường xinh) by Director Ha Le Diem
Two youngsters leave a northern town and go south to work in a furniture store. Each day they travel by truck from the early morning to late night, to deliver and assemble tables, beds, and cabinets for clients in Saigon. The more they assemble, the bigger their dreams are for their own families.
34 minutes. English subtitles.
2. “Summer attention” (mùa hè, nghiêm) – Director Le Thu Minh
The story is about a summer activity class led by An, who is a young party member. He longs to create healthy and respectable activities for children in the migrant village.
35 minutes. English Subtitles
3. “Banh Bao Bikes” – Director Brenda Mattick
Mr Tuan, Vice-President of the Hanoi Old & New Bicycle Club, runs a busy Banh Bao ‘fried dumpling’ street food stall. In his spare time – sometimes long after midnight – he finds, buys, restores and rides vintage bicycles from the French colonial era. Tuan remembers the ‘Subsidy Era’ when bicycles cost more than houses. His father owned a bicycle, but Tuan and his six siblings weren’t allowed to touch it, let alone ride it. This bike was their only form of transport: a precious asset.
18 minutes. English Subtitles
A short question and answer session with the two film directors will take place after the show.