Fortune Favors The Brave
$12 General Admission
Presented with Portland German Film Festival / Zeitgeist Northwest
For ages 10+
Vietnamese sisters Lihn (age 11) and Tien (age 9) must keep a dangerous secret — their mother has had to return to Vietnam, and the girls are on their own in Germany. Their family life would fall apart if the truth were known. But can their feisty 11-year-old friend Pauline understand their plight and earn their trust? This film explores the true meaning of family and friendship, while realistically depicting the compromises and uncertainty that immigrant children face on a daily basis.
Notes to parents: The film raises issues about of the ethics of children keeping secrets to protect one another, and there are scenes of conflict and a few coarse words.