|Old man and the bike: A man gaze at a vintage bicycle at an antique fair in Hà Nội. The short movie Dumpling Cake Bike by FVH member Brenda Mattick is about the love for the old bicycles from the French colonial era of a Hà Nội’s bicycle mechanics. — Photo nguoivietblog.com|Viet Nam News
Tonight, the Friends of Vietnam (FVH) will screen of family-themed films, including three new documentaries from TPD student directors, and the Dumpling Cake Bike directed by FVH member Brenda Mattick.
The night will be opened with the 15-minute Rito Rito, directed by Nguyễn Ngọc Thảo Ly. It depicts 15-year-old Rito – a Hà Nội cosplay enthusiast. Rito seems to be transported to another life, escaping from the harsh realities facing an unusual girl.Following, the Những Người Ở Lại (Those Who Stayed) by Nguyễn Ngọc Trang is about a family recovering from a mother’s death. The dad has to take on the role of mum in the household, while three generations deal with grief and the question of re-marriage.
In Mẩu Ký Ức (Pieces of Memories) by Nguyễn Thị Thanh, Thảo looks back at the life of a family matriarch, as her descendants care for her in her last days.
The Brenda Mattick’s Dumpling Cake Bike is about the life of one of Hà Nội’s many bicycle mechanics and his love for the old bicycles from the French colonial era.
All the films are presented with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a Q&A section with the directors. The screening will take place at Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Bà Trưng Street. Cost: VNĐ150,000. Limit: 90 people. Contact: Hằng, firstname.lastname@example.org — VNS