Seven films on the reunification of the former East and West Germany will be focus of the “60 years of German cinematography” programme in Hanoi from September 6-12.
A highlight is “Germany, Germany” by director Peter Fleischmann, documenting with impressive snapshots the mood in the former East and West Germany during the first year after the collapse of the Berlin wall.
In the film, the German film director speaks with workers, public employees, pensioners and the unemployed and listens as they describe their feelings on the changes and raise their concerns about the future.
Fleischmann is one of the “Jungen Wilden” (wild young ones), who influenced German cinema in the 60s and 80s. His films take a critical view of society and are concerned with the problem of forced assimilation of the individual into an uncomprehending environment. He was honoured in 2010 at the Munich Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award.
The overall series on 60 years of Germany cinema takes place bimonthly, featuring each decade of the Germany cinema history through the most notable films of that decade.
The programme is provided by the Geothe Institute within the framework of “Germany Year in Vietnam”.
Audiences are offered chances to enjoy these fascinating movies free every evening at the Goethe Institute./.