Adrift/Sheltered, a Cine-concert, will take place at 8pm on April 15 at the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, Hanoi.

The cine-concert Adrift/Sheltered will take place at 8pm, April 15 at the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, Hanoi. Photo: British Council Vietnam

The cine-concert combines the screenings of black-and-white films from the 1930s backwards and live music performance. It revolves around the themes and concepts of ‘home’, ‘shelter’, ‘family’ or overall a ‘comfort zone’.

As human beings, people are bound to their families, and it is especially the case in the Eastern culture, where ‘family’ or ‘home’ is often the top priority and a sacred connection.

However, being separate individuals, people always want to set themselves free from the shadow of such protection and take shelter – the ‘comfort zone’ that has always embraced them and provided them with security.

The movies to be screened in this project are from the Asian and European film industries, namely documentaries, and archives of movies with expired copyrights.

The only son (Yasujiro Ozu, 1936). Documentary photo

The live music will bring a breath of fresh air to these vintage motion pictures, with electronic soundscapes, spatially evocative compositions as well as sounds that complement the movies with novel nuances in the journey to rediscover the meaning of ‘home’.

The films are on screen including ‘I Graduated, But…’ by Yasujiro Ozu, 1929, ‘A Page of Madness (by Kurutta Ippeji, 1926) and Menilmontant (by Dmitri Kirsanoff, 1924) among others, with the performance of Vietnamese artists Nguyen Nhung, Ho Tram Anh, Nguyen Minh and Ha Dang Tung.

Adrift/Sheltered is developed and curated by Marilyn Pham Dacusin, the Head Organizer of Empathy Museum Vietnam, alongside with the artists.

The project receives support from British Council Vietnam, Embassy of Italy Hanoi, Institut Francais – L’Espace and Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema.

The cine-concert is a part of the series of events ‘In Progress’, which is initiated and supported by British Council Vietnam.

For free entrance, fill up the registration form at