|Animal magic: A scene in The Bremen Town Musicians. The film will be presented to Vietnamese children on Sunday. — Photo courtesy of the Goethe Institute|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Goethe Institute will screen popular fairytales Sleeping Beauty and The Bremen Town Musicians which are based on the Grimm brothers’ stories.
In The Bremen Town Musicians, a chicken, a cat, a dog and a donkey escape from their farm to become musicians in the German town of Bremen. Along the way they encounter some robbers who they manage to outwit with their singing.
In Sleeping Beauty, a princess falls asleep for 100 years after she pricks her finger on a spindle. Over time, the castle gets surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. Only a brave prince who conquers the thorns and clambers up the tower is able to awaken the princess with a kiss, ending the wicked spell.
The screenings of The Bremen Town Musicians and Sleeping Beauty will take place at 10am and 2pm, respectively, on May 29 at the Kim Đồng Cinema on 19 Hàng Bài Street. Free tickets can be collected from today onwards at the Goethe Institute on 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Street in Hà Nội.
After the films, fans can take home a collection of the 10 most popular fairytales by the Grimm brothers in Vietnamese and German, edited by the Goethe Institute, available at a special discount from the institute. The institute will also present small gifts to the audience to celebrate International Children’s Day. — VNS