A scene from the Bánh Bao Bikes (Fried Dumplings & Bikes). The short film will be presented during FVH Film Night on Novmeber 23.
HÀ NỘI The Friends of Việt Nam Heritage (FVH) will host a screening of two short films on Saturday.
Made by former FVH committee member Brenda Mattick, the Bánh Bao Bikes (Fried Dumplings & Bikes) film is about Tuấn, vice-president of the Hà Nội Old & New Bicycle Club, who also runs a fried dumpling street food stall. In his spare time he restores vintage bicycles.
As a young boy during Việt Nam’s harsh ‘subsidiary period’ (1975-86), Tuấn remembers when bicycles were precious assets and the only form of transport. His father owned a bicycle, but Tuấn and his six siblings weren’t allowed to touch it, let alone ride it.
Although motorbikes and cars are now the main personal transport means in Hà Nội, Tuấn has never forgotten the value of bicycles.
The second film is Dedicated to Mr Dieu – a touching yet humorous documentary made by female director Hiền Anh.
The film is about Mr Diệu – an elderly scholar with a firm belief and ideology who is considered an odd man with lots of particular habits. He always smiles with a passion for teaching languages and translating history books. The film also portrays the touching contrast between him and his wife.
The documentary won the prize for excellent first documentary film making and audience prize at the 2015 Việt Nam Golden Lotus Festival.
The screening will take place from 7.30pm until 9pm at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD). Fee: VNĐ150,000. To attend, RSVP to Vân at email@example.com. VNS