Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7.30 pm
Cinematheque

From the organizer:

The boundary between life and death is clearest in the war. In “The Life” (2006), duties to nation, family and personal integrity collide under the bombs of a distant foe.

“Stubborn” Linh (Võ Thành Tâm) is a newlywed soldier ordered to the front before he has a chance to satisfy his mother’s greatest wish – a grandson. She will not stand for this, and heads to the battlefields along with Linh’s wife. The two groups chase each other through missed connections and minefields, under an almost sadisticly fateful barrage of bombs.

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A final desperate mission to truck vital cargo back to his home village forces Linh to choose between competing desires.

Dao Duy Phuc’s film blends horror, humor and humanity in equal measure. With cinematography that often mirrors old propaganda films, the director creates a lively crucible for his characters’ struggles.

Film running time: 85 minutes. English subtitles

Cost: 150,000vnd

Contact: Ms Hang at nguyenvu_nganhang@yahoo.com

Notes: Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our email. Please pick up and pay for your tickets on the evening of the event at the cinema (6:45 to 7:15 pm). As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come (phone 090 602 0960). Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis. We don’t pre-book seating but if you come early you can pick your favourite seats.

Hanoi Cinematheque
22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
At the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel

 

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