CINE OFF THIS WEEK IN SAIGON

18 June – Kadosh (1999)- Yoko cafe

Director: Amos Gitai

Cast: Yaël AbecassisYoram HattabMeital Berdah

Genre: Drama

Language: Hebrew with EN subs

Date: 18 June 6 – 8pm

Trailer HERE

Synopsis: The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem’s Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain childless. The yeshiva’s rabbi, who is Meir’s father, wants Meir to divorce Rivka: “a barren woman is no woman.” Rivka’s sister, Malka, is in love with Yakov, a Jew shunned by the yeshiva as too secular. The rabbi arranges Malka’s marriage to Yossef, whose agitation when fulfilling religious duties approaches the grotesque. Can the sisters sort out their hearts’ desires within this patriarchal world? If not, have they any other options?

Free entry

 

 

19 June – Visages, Villages (2017) – Soma Art Cafe

Director: Agnes Varda, JR

Genre: Documentaire

Language: French with English Subtitles

Date: 19 June – 8pm

Trailer HERE

Synopsis: Agnès Varda and JR have common points: passion and question about images in general and more precisely about places and ways to show them, share them, expose them. Agnes chose the cinema. JR chose to create outdoor photo galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, shoot a film in France, away from the cities, traveling with the photographic truck (and magic) of JR. The film also tells the story of their friendship that grew during the shoot, between surprises, teasing and laughing.

FREE entry

 

 

20 June – Dub Echoes ( 2010) – The ArcanStone

Director : Bruno Natal

Genre: Documentaire

Date: 20 june – 8pm

Trailer HERE

Synopsis: Through this documentary “Dub Echoes”  Bruno Natal traces the historical birth of a genre: the Jamaican dub. He also explores his influences in hip-hop, drum & bass, techno and of course dubstep. A plethora of interviews with many renowned speakers like Perry, King Jammy, Sly & Robbie, Spooky Dj, Kode 9, Basement Jaxx, Thievery Corporation, 2 Many Djs, Manuva Roots, Mad Professor, Peter Kruder, Switch, Audio Bullys.

FREE SCREENING / FREE POPCORN

 

 

20 June –  Rock Documentary – The Song Remains The Same: Led Zeppelin (1976) – Soma Art Cafe

Director: Peter CliftonJoe Massot

Cast: Robert PlantJimmy PageJohn Paul Jones

Genre: Documentary

Date: 20 june – 8pm

Trailer HERE

Synopsis: Filmed over three nights at Led Zeppelin’s concerts at Madison Square Gardens in New York, this documentary shows one of the biggest bands in rock history at the height of its powers.  Rated at number 13 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 40 greatest rockumentaries.

FREE entry!

 

 

22 June – Cine Concert: THX 1138 with Eddie Ladoire (Baron Oufo) – Salon Saigon

Date : 22 june –  8pm

THX 1138 is a 1971 American science-fiction film set in a dystopian future in which the populace is controlled through android police and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotions. It was directed by George Lucas in his feature film directional debut in 1971. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and written by George Lucas and Walter Murch.  THX 1138 was developed from Lucas’s student film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he made in 1967 while attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Baron Oufo is the duo formed by two musicians: Eddie Ladoire, an electroacoustic music composer and sound artist, and Jérôme Alban, founding member of the band “Year of no light” – a reference in avant-garde metal. For THX 1138, Baron Oufo has specially composed a music mixing retro futuristic sound design, analog and synthetic sounds, primitive krautrock, sub drone, minimalist doom, on a concrete music background. This piece will be played live by Eddie Ladoire and will embark the audience on a hallucinated immersion experience in a moving sound mass that blends in perfectly with the anxiogenic and visionary world of George Lucas’ work.

Entrance fee:
Ticketbox: 250,000vnd student and Salon Saigon member ticket: 150,000vnd
At the door: 300,000vnd / student and Salon Saigon member ticket: 200,000 Vnd

 

 

23 June – 8 pm

Live Film Scoring Concert – Zigzagger

Squid in Chains are scoring 47 minutes of a selection of shorts and scenes from movies. The main highlight will be the short film Copy Shop by Virgil Widrich (2001). in its entirety – 12mins.  Other highlights include:
Scenes from David Lynch’s Erasurehead (1977)
Scene from The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend (1974)
Entry is 50 000 Vnd

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