Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Genre: Animation, action, adventure
Set in a rugged, mythical Scotland, Brave features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Under the strict tutelage of her loving but demanding mother, Elinor, Merida has learned the necessities but is a wild lass at heart. Desperate to make her own path in life and granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Brave hits the big screen on Jul. 6 at MegaStar Cineplex in Vincom Towers (191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung), Pico Mall (229 Tay Son, Dong Da) and at Lotte Landmark Cinema (Keangnam Tower, Pham Hung, Tu Liem)
Director: Philippe Lioret
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
To impress and win back his wife, lifeguard Simon risks secretly helping a young Kurdish refugee named Bilal to cross the English Channel. Bilal sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe, with the desire to reach England, where his love resides. Through documentary austerity and a minimalist style, this emotional drama is likely to leave a lasting impact on audiences.
This movie will be presented in French with Vietnamese subtitles at the French Culture Centre (L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem) at 8pm on Jul. 20
Copenhagen Dreams (Drømme i København)
Director: Max Kestner
This documentary film portrait of Denmark’s capital focuses on the physical surroundings that are believed to play the main part in shaping our lives. It’s about the buildings we wake up in, the front doors we walk out of, the streets we traverse. It is also a film about how the way we live our lives affects our physical surroundings. About the places we dream of and the walls onto which we scratch the names of our loved ones, before it's too late. The film features Copenhagen as the main character; the people are just bit players whose job it is to draw out the distinctive features of the protagonist.
This movie will be shown under DocLab’s film project at Geothe Institut Hanoi (56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh) at 6pm on Jul. 20
The Dark Knight Rises
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy
Genre: Action, crime fiction, thriller, drama
Following the death of district attorney Harvey Dent, Christian Bale’s Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect his reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Batman returns to Gotham from his self-imposed exile, where he encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, and must confront the latter's plans to destroy the city.
The film will be shown at MegaStar cinema complexes and the Lotte Landmark Cinema from Jul. 27