Fortune Favors the Brave


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 12:00 PM
The Main 3 Sun, Apr 23, 2017 9:15 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Childish Films
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:96 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Attraction Distribution
Director:Norbert Lechner
Producer:Norbert Lechner
Cinematographer:Namche Okon
Screenwriter:Katrin Milhahn
Antonia Rothe-Liermann
Editor:Manuela Kempf
Composer:Martin Unterberger
Principal Cast:Lynn Dortschack
Lisa Bahati Wihstutz
Linda Phuong Anh Dang
Andreas Schmidt
Lena Stolze
Y Nhung Dinh
Chieu Xuan Nguyen Thi
Manh Cuong Tran
Filmography:Wounded Faces ('91)
Toni Goldwascher ('07)
Tom und Hacke ('12)


When 11 year-old Linh’s mother suddenly has to leave for Vietnam, no one must know that she and her younger sister Tien are living alone and running a restaurant--especially not the police and social services who could shut their mother’s business down, separate or deport their family (or all of the above). Growing up with great responsibility, Linh almost pulls it off when Pauline, a spunky red-head living in the same apartment complex, spies them through a telescope. Thrilled by the notion of ‘life without parents’, Pauline entertains Pippi Longstocking-inspired fantasies and gets Linh and Tien to form a gang with her. Pauline’s free spirit brings real risks to Linh and Tien’s lives, but as their friendships develop the girls embrace the possibility of living with less fear. A powerful coming of age story, Fortune Favors the Brave packs loads of youthful adventure into a story of cross-cultural friendships.

Recommended for age 9+

Director’s Biography

Norbert Lechner: Born in Munich in 1961, Norbert Lechner has worked as author/director since 1985. His award-winning children’s filmography includes The Boy Who Looks For Gold, Tom Sawyer and His Friends, and Fortune Favors the Brave, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2016.

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