Hanoi Cinematheque, The Tucked-Away Treasure Of Vietnam

“CINEMATHEQUE?” we asked one of the sidewalk loungers. He looked at us, confused. We repeated the question again, as lost as he was. He smiled sheepishly and shook his head. He called out to one of his friends to help us. It was always a passing game in Vietnam if you don’t speak their language. English was neither their first, second, nor third language. But thankfully, the lounger’s friend knew the place we were looking for.