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24 October 2019

International premiere of “Flowers of Evil”, Hong Kong “Fagara” as the opening film, and Japanese “Bone Born Bone” to close the 13th edition of Five Flavours!

An important event in this edition will be the premiere of "Flowers of Evil" directed by Noboru Iguchi.

This year, as always, the festival will provide an opportunity to discover original voices of young and recognized directors from South Korea, Bhutan, Thailand or Vietnam. We will explore the charms and ills of Japanese peripheries: its harbour cities, outskirts and marginal territories. We will watch films highly appreciated by festival juries. Special consideration will be given to Hong Kong which today is experiencing a serious political crisis: our guest will be Fruit Chan, a star of its independent cinema. However, our programme has also a place for juicy genre cinema: horror, action, perverse comedies are an ideal remedy for the November weather in Warsaw.

List of the films

Festival schedule

An important event in this edition will be the premiere of “Flowers of Evil” directed by Noboru Iguchi. This extraordinarily creative director will be a guest at the festival this year.

Flowers of Evil 

Aku no hana
dir. Noboru Iguchi
Japonia 2019, 127’

Takao, fascinated by his schoolmate, steals the girl’s gym outfit from the locker room. He gets caught by Sawa, who will not hesitate to exploit the compromising information to reach her wicked goals… The cruelty of the youth and amorous intrigues with Baudelaire in the background. 

Screenings:

Wednesday, 13 November 8.30 p.m.  Kinoteka

Thursday 14 November 2.30 p.m. Kinoteka

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Full  Festival Programme
New Asian Cinema

Competition section presenting the latest most outstanding and widely discussed films from East and Southeast Asia.

  • And Your Bird Can Sing / Kimi no tori wa utaeru, dir. Sho Miyake, Japan 2018

  • Balloon / Qi Qiu, Dir. Pema Tseden, China 2019

  • The Red Phallus, dir. Tashi Ghyeltshen, Bhutan, Germany, Nepal 2019

  • Fagara / Hua jiao zhi wei, dir. Heiward Mak, Hong Kong 2019

  • Maggie / Me-gi, dir. Yi Okseop, South Korea 2018

  • Where We Belong / Thee Trong Nan Me Chan Rue Plao, dir. Kongdej Jaturanrasmee, Thailand 2019

  • Wet Season / Re dai yu, dir. Anthony Chen, Singapore, Taiwan 2019

  • Heavy Craving / Da e , dir. Hsieh Pei-ju, Taiwan 2019 

  • Bulbul Can Sing, dir. Rima Das, India 2018

  • Reposession, dir. Ming Siu Goh, Scott Chong Hillyard, Singapore 2019

  • To Live To Sing / Huo zhe chang zhe, dir. Johnny Ma, China 2019

Asian Cinerama

A programme created in cooperation with Asian Film Awards Academy: six extraordinary films, nominated and awarded by the Academy in 2019.

  • Jinpa / Zhuang Si Le Yi Zhi Yang, dir. Pema Tseden, China 2018

  • Still Human / Lun lok yan, dir. Oliver Chan Siu-kuen, Hong Kong 2018

  • Three Husbands / Sam foo, dir. Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 2018

  • Tumbbad, dir. Rahi Anil Barve, India 2018

  • Believer / Dokjeon, dir. Lee Hae-Young, South Korea 2018

  • Bulbul Can Sing, dir. Rima Das, India 2018

Masters

Films by authors connected with the festival for years, the most recognized filmmakers of the Asian cinematography. 

  • BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry, dir.Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand 2019

  • Furie / Hai Phuong, dir. Le Van Kiet, Vietnam 2019

  • Jinpa / Zhuang Si Le Yi Zhi Yang, dir. Pema Tseden, China 2018,’

  • Nina Wu, dir. Midi Z, Taiwan, Malaysia, Birma 2019

  • Throw Down / Yau doh lung fu bong, dir. Johnnie To, Hong Kong 2004

Polish Flavours

Cinema at the crossroads of cultures - dialogues between Polish and Asian film worlds.

  • The Taste of Pho, reż. Mariko Bobrik, Poland, Germany 2019

Japan: Out of Focus

Young Japanese cinema - new filmmakers, bold aesthetic choices independent views and pop culture madness at their best. The review has a common thread: Japanese peripheries and everything that is missing in the mainstream narrations.

  • And Your Bird Can Sing / Kimi no tori wa utaeru, dir. Sho Miyake, Japan 2018

  • Blue Hour / Buru awa ni buttobasu, dir. Yuko Hakota, Japan 2019

  • One Cut of the Dead / Kamera o tomeru na!, dir. Shinichiro Ueda, Japan 2017

  • Flowers of Evil / Aku no hana, dir. Noboru Iguchi, Japan 2019

  • Going the Distance / Kazoku e, dir. Yujiro Harumoto, Japan 2016

  • Demolition Girl / JK ereji , dir. Genta Matsugami, Japan 2018

  • Mr. Long / Ryu san, dir. SABU, Japan 2017

  • The Gun / Ju, dir. Masaharu Take, Japan 2018

  • Fly me to Saitama / Tonde Saitama, dir. Hideki Takeuchi, Japan 2019

  • Bone Born Bone, dir. Toshiyuki Teruya (Gori), Japan 2018

Retrospective: Fruit Chan

A presentation of films by one of the most distinctive authors in new Hong Kong cinema.

  • Durian Durian / Liu lian piao piao, dir. Fruit Chan 2000

  • Hollywood Hong Kong / Heung Gong you ge He Li Huo, dir. Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 2001

  • Made in Hong Kong / Heung Gong jai jo, dir. Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 1997

  • Little Cheung / Xilu xiang, dir. Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 1999

  • Dumplings / Gau ji, dir. Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 2004

  • Three Husbands / Sam foo, dir. Fruit Chan, Hong Kong 2018

Asian Horror Section

Bloody monsters, fairy-tale spectres and psychological fears with the Asian quality label.

  • One Cut of the Dead / Kamera o tomeru na!, dir. Shinichiro Ueda, Japan 2017

  • Krasue: Inhuman Kiss / Sang Krasue, dir. Sitisiri Mongkolsiri, Thailand 2019

  • The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale / Gimyohan Gajok, dir. Lee Min-jae, South Korea 2019

  • Tumbbad, dir. Rahi Anil Barve, India 2018

Asian Academy

This year Asian Academy slightly modifies its format. Instead of going to lecture rooms we invite everyone thirsty of Asia-related knowledge to the cinema! 

  • G'rls ROOM: Filmmakers, actresses, idols: between niche and mainstream

  • Creative Fridays with Papaya.Rocks: The World of Asian Advertising

  • Close encounters: Pema Tseden

  • Premiere of the book: “Made in Hong Kong. Cinema of the Times of Change”

  • Masterclass: Fruit Chan

  • NANG: margins of sexuality

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