Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller
Genre: Drama, comedy
Life in paradise for the King family does not only have the joy of sun, surf and sand, but also bitterness and a lot of heart-break. With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King discovers that she has been having an affair with a young real estate broker. Matt takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the man about the relationship.
Hits the screens on Apr. 13 at Lotte Landmark Cinema (Keangnam Tower on Pham Hung, Tu Liem) and on Apr. 20 at MegaStar cinema complexes in Vincom Tower (191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung) and in Pico Mall (229 Tay Son, Dong Da)
Directors: Tarsem Singh
Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer
Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama
Fairly tales once again prove their inspiration for movie makers, this time in the form of Snow White, which has been given a ‘modern’ touch. After a beloved king vanishes, his ruthless wife (Julia Roberts) seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White (Lily Collins), hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the queen.
Watch it at MegaStar, Lotte Cinema and Platinum Cineplex (The Garden Shopping Center, Me Tri, Tu Liem) starting from Apr. 13
Sound of Noise
Director: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
Stars: Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson and Magnus Börjeson
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
In this Swedish comedy, police officer Amadeus Warnebring has a life-long almost allergic aversion to music. His bizarre condition has resisted every medical investigation and remedy — even the slightest hint of a melody is torture for Amadeus. His existence is thrown into chaos when a gang of delinquent sonic terrorists, led by beautiful revolutionary genius Sanna, decide to enact a full-scale musical assault in the name of anarchy and freedom, using the city — its buildings, its machinery, its ceaseless noise -— as their orchestra.
Their first piece is performed in hospital, on the anaesthetized body of a hateful TV star. Warnebring is called in, and thus begins a surreal investigation which will plunge our reluctant hero into the world he has spent his entire life fleeing... the world of music.
This movie will be screened for free at ATK-CAMA on 73 Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung on Wed. Apr. 11. Advanced booking may be required due to limited seating
Movie Weekend on Climate Change
Films: The Invoice, About the Water, Age of stupid, Where have all the fish gone?
Genre: Short Film, Documentary
The Hanoi Goethe Institute is hosting a ‘Green Art’ weekend on Apr. 21 and Apr. 22, when four short German films and documentaries on the topic of climate change will be screened and followed by a science slam, a poster exhibition and talks. Part of the Riverscapes IN FLUX Project which also brings together 17 artists from South-East Asia, the exhibition attempts to portray the ecological and cultural changes to the region’s river landscapes.
All the films will be screened at the Fine Art Museum, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh. For further information go to www.goethe.de/ins/vn/han