Supported Event: German Film Festival SCHLINGEL 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City
Cinestar Cinema

In cooperation with the SCHLINGEL – International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Chemnitz, Germany.
Hanoi | national cinema
Hue | Rap chieu phim Dong Ba, 203 Tran Hung Dao, TP. Hue
Da Nang | 44 Bach Dang, Hai Chau, Da Nang (The General science library)
Ho Chi Minh City | Cinestar Hai Ba Trung, 135 Hai Ba Trung Str., District 1
Price: 20.000 VND
Tickets are available at the Cinestar.
+84 28 38326716 - 14

The well-known German Film Festival for Children and Youth SCHLINGEL takes place again in Vietnam. The Goethe-Institut organizes its tour to the cities of Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. From the 19th till the 24th of June 2019 the best recent German children's and youth films will be presented in Ho Chi Minh City. The German Film Festival SCHLINGEL 2019 is organized in cooperation with SCHLINGEL and supported by German Films and the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung mdm.
The program consists of six awarded films. They focus on children with strong characters, who are adventurous and full of imagination.
Jim Button and Luke the Locomotive Driver” is a puppet show that tells us about the adventures of the orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend, the locomotive driver Lukas, and his magical locomotive Emma. The film is based on a children's book by the German author, also well-known in Vietnam: Michael Ende.
The film “Matti and Sami and the three biggest mistakes of the universe”, tells the story of a family traveling together on vacation, and having to overcome many obstacles. With the challenges, the cohesion of the family grows and a heartwarming summer story with a lot of humor is spun.
The movie “Simple” is about two unequal brothers who want to prevent that Simple, who is of simple spirit but an incredibly sweet and warmhearted boy, will be send to a children’s home. The two brothers Ben and Simple embark on an exciting journey to Hamburg.
Supa Modo” tells the story of a cancer-stricken girl named Jo, who dreams of becoming a super heroine. And miraculously, the dream comes true.
In “My devil-friend Lilith”, the pubescent daughter of the devil himself, is bored to death in hell. She desires to make a trip to the human world and to experience some adventures. But in order to make this come true, she has to prove to her father that she can be really angry and evil. Finally they make a deal. Her father allows her to spend a week with humans and where she has to cause a lot of mischief.
The “Little Witch” is a rebel. She does not like to follow rules. When she secretly flies to the Blocksberg at the Walpurgis Festival, she gets promptly caught and as a punishment she has to memorize the 7892 spells of one year.

Parents, children and film fans of all ages can look forward to a film festival full of beautiful, exciting films.
The film screenings in Saigon and Hanoi will be accompanied by the director of the festival Schlingel: Michael Harbauer, the producer of “How to be really bad”-Sonja Lore Gabriele Ewers, the casting director of “The Little Witch”:  Daniela Elisabeth Tolkien, and the director of “Simple”: Markus Friedrich Goller. They are all very much looking forward to meeting the audiences of their films and their film colleagues from Vietnamese film and television companies.
The headquarters of the Film Festival for children and adolescents SCHLINGEL is located in Chemnitz. It takes place annually and offers an overview of the latest international productions in the children's and youth film sector. The last SCHLINGEL Festival 2018 attracted 25,000 visitors to Chemnitz. There were more than 230 films shown. In addition to artist talks, there were also workshops for children and adolescents, who were able to gain their first experience dealing with camera and co.

Michael Harbauer

Michael Harbauer

He is devoted to films since his early childhood. In 1996, he initiated the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL. What was originally launched as a film week with not more than twelve films, is now one of the most comprehensive platforms for international and national children’s and youth films in Germany. Furthermore, Michael Harbauer is film supervisor at the important regulating institutions and advisory boards for film, cinema and television in Germany. He has also been member of several international festival juries and curated German film programmes abroad.

Markus Goller
Markus Goller
Markus Goller began his career in the early 1990s as a freelance editor for short films, commercials and documentary films worldwide.
„Friendship!“ was a surprise hit and with 1.6 million admissions the most successful German film of the year 2010. Followed by „Eine ganz heiße Nummer“ (2010/11) which up til now has kult-status in Bavaria (southern Germany) and grossed the second highest Boxoffice ever for a film that was only released in the southern parts of Germany.
With „extremely valuable“ „My Brother Simpel“ became the highest predicate possible for a film in Germany. In 2017 Goller directed and produced the well anticipated road movie comedy „25 km/h“. „25km/h“ became a cultfilm and amnother Boxoffice hit with more than 1 Million admissions and was nominated for „Best Picture“ at the German Film Awards 2019.

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
Event Manager
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