Goethe-Institut Hanoi to introduce culinary films The Saigon Times Daily A scene from “Solino”, one of the two films that will be shown free-of-charge at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi this month – PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER HCMC – The German cultural center Goethe-Institut in Hanoi will screen two films on cooking and eating this month. The 2009 German comedy film “Soul Kitchen”, directed by award-winning film director, screenwriter and producer Fatih Akın, will be screened on November 15, starting at 7 p.m. The film tells stories and events happening around a chaotically run eatery called Soul Kitchen in Hamburg. “Soul Kitchen” was based on the true story about a Greek tavern named Taverna, where Akın was a regular customer. Akın dedicated the film to his brother Cem, who appears in the film as Milli. The 2002 Italian-German movie “Solino”, also directed by Fatih Akın, will be screened on November 22, starting at 7 p.m. The movie portrays a family from Solino in southern Italy that emigrated to Germany and opened a pizzeria in the 1960s. But whilst pizza and the pizzeria quickly became a success, the family broke up, unprepared for this rapid growth in popularity. Both films will be shown in German with English and Vietnamese subtitles.