A scene from 24 Weeks (Source: variety.com)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The award-winning movie, 24 Weeks, will open the eighth German Film Festival at Hanoi’s National Cinema Centre on the evening of September 6.

The film and eight others, namely dramas Berlin Syndrome, Wild, Millenials, Tiger Girl and Under Sandet; comedies The Lotzmann Family at the Barricades and Tschick; documentary Happy, will be screened in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong city, Da Nang city and Thua Thien-Hue province until September 16.
 
Tickets for all screenings in Hai Phong, Da Nang and Hue city are free. In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, tickets are purchased at the price of 20,000 VND (88 US cents) each.

24 Weeks is the second movie by director Anna Berrached which received the Silver Award German Film Prize 2017. The drama is a story of a couple who have a nine-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child. When they learn that their child will not be born healthy, they are at first optimistic that they can respond to the challenge.

But the closer it gets to the due date, the more the wife begins to worry about the future of her unborn child as well as that of her family and her career. After many discussions and arguments she realises that she will have to take the decision on her own. 

The German Film Festival is held annually by the Hanoi-based Goethe Institute, aiming to help Vietnamese audience understand more about the German country and people.-VNA