Work Room Four Exhibition


18 Sep – 09 Oct 2016, 10 am – 6 pm
Work Room Four

From the organizer:

After three acclaimed annual open exhibitions from 2013 to 2015, the Fourth Hanoi Open Exhibition exhibiting works from both professional and amateur Vietnamese and international artists, is unrivaled for diversity of artwork.

Over the past two decades there has been phenomenal and unprecedented artistic, commercial and social development in Vietnam. Hanoi remains central to the country’s creative community. Contemporary Vietnamese artists have become respected around the world for their resourceful approach, cultural and social dialogue and creative sensitivity. Likewise, foreign artists are increasingly finding Hanoi and Vietnam an invaluable source of inspiration for their own work.


There is no central theme to the Open Exhibition but previous shows have been heralded as being vibrant, energised and stimulating. Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two pieces, which are then considered by a panel of both local and international art experts before being curated for display. The exhibition is a unique showcase for art in a variety of mediums; painting, sculpture, photography and print, and is as much an opportunity for art enthusiasts as it is for the artists themselves.



Collectively the first three Open Exhibition’s had exhibited over 350 works by over 200 artists. Over 2000 visitors have enjoyed the exhibitions and tours and school trips are also offered to further engage the Hanoi community. It is expected that this year’s show will exceed the figures of previous years.


Work Room Four
24th floor, Packexim Building, lane 15, An Duong Vuong Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi


Film – “The Life”

Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7.30 pm

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.



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

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


Kids Moon Festival

Zenith Yoga Vietnam


To celebrate the moon festival we invite the kids to make lantern & moon cake together while listening to the story.

Age group 6-12 years old
Pre-registration required
Minimum 8 kids to start
Tasty lunch included
Fee: Early bird 500.000vnd before 3rd sept; 600.000vnd after

C GAP Workshop



The C GAP workshop is led by Tim McMahon, author of “Chronicles of a Corporate Hippy,” a raw, humorous and heart-felt account of living and trying to cope in the 21st Century.

The C GAP Project is a no bullshit approach to living an aware, balanced and empowered life with improved outcomes for all involved. Its mission is to assist others to focus on what is truly important and critical to them at the core, and make informed choices for improved outcomes.

Living in the GAP with choice = Awareness, Balance, Empowerment

Fee: VND 990 000
including full course, workbook, tea/coffee and snacks

Time: 1pm to 5pm, Sunday September 11th 2016
Location: ClickSpace and Spacebar, 15/76 To Ngoc Van

Festival to promote essence of Hanoi’s traditional craft villages

The ‘Hanoi – Essence of Traditional Crafts’ festival will be held at Thang Long Royal Citadel on September 29.  –

In addition to showcasing tourist products from Hanoi’s traditional craft villages, the four-day festival will also introduce visitors to Hanoian cuisine.

Exhibitions and seminars on developing tourism activities in Vietnam’s craft villages will also be organised during the event, featuring the participation of tourist businesses, craft artisans and craftsmen.

Visitors can try their hand at making traditional craft products or take part in folk games.

The festival is held by the Hanoi city Department of Tourism to preserve and develop traditional trade villages in Hanoi in particular and in the country in general.

It is also designed to provide an opportunity for travel agencies to connect with trade villagers to ink co-operative deals and promote local tourism potential.

According to statistics from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hanoi is home to more than 1,000 craft villages, 300 of which are recognised as traditional villages.

The city has undertaken a number of measures to promote traditional craft products in tandem with development tourism.

Nhan Dan

The Story Behind – Dramaturgy for Documentaries

Script writing workshop with Lucia Scharbatke about story telling in documentaries

17th  – 20th November 2016
Hanoi DocLab & Goethe-Institut Hanoi
Language: English
Application until the 1st October 2016
+84 4 37342251 – 14

Lucia Scharbatke

As a documentary filmmaker we are modern storytellers although our story is not based on a fixed screenplay, but on real life. We do have the privilege but also the task to let our audience know who our protagonists on the screen are and what their story is.

But how do we tell their story? Are we „the fly on the wall” and or do we take an active part in the film to get behind the story? Do we answer all the questions or will there be some unanswered?

In this workshop we want to explore these ways of storytelling, the possibilities and also limits of dramaturgy and we will be crossing the borderland between documentary and fiction.

Due to the limited number of possible participants anyone who is interested may send their application including the following documents until 01.10.2016 to Ms Dang Thu Ha:

–      Personal information (studies, work, experiments in the film field)

–      Motivational letter

–      A link directing to your most recently shot film

–      Treatment of your newest film project

 For more information please visit: | |



German Film Festival September


For the 7th time, the Goethe-Institut presents the German Film Festival in Vietnam. A selection of the newest and most successful German films will be screened in Hanoi, Haiphong, Da Nang, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City. As a special guest, we will welcome the director Norbert Lechner who will present his film “Fortune Favors the Brave” in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, together with popular Vietnamese actors who worked on this film in Germany.

HANOI // 08. – 16.09.2016Venue: National Cinema Centre – 87 Lang Ha, Ba Đinh


08.09.2016 8 pm Victoria *

09.09.2016 8 pm Ente gut! – Mädchen allein zu Hause *

10.09.2016 3 pm Fortune favors the brave *
8 pm Offline – Are you ready for the next level *

11.09.2016 3 pm Rico, Oskar and the deeper shadows **
8 pm Macho Man *

12.09.2016 8 pm Head full of honey *

13.09.2016 8 pm Tour de Force *

14.09.2016 8 pm Rico, Oskar and the deeper shadows **

15.09.2016 8 pm Victoria *

16.09.2016 8 pm One breath *

* German with vietnamese and english subtitles
** German with vietnamese synchronisation
*** German with vietnamese subtitles