Five Flavours: sweet memories and broad future plans
The next, 14th edition of the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival will take place on November 16-22, 2020. However earlier, in spring, three exceptional titles distributed by Five Flavours will be released in Polish cinemas. While we work hard on both next edition and ditribution, it is also a good time to look back to the most precious moments of last year's edition.
The 13th edition of the festival was the biggest one so far: the number of viewers exceeded 17 thousand, we presented 38 films on 72 screenings. Warsaw was visited by 16 exceptional guests - among them the hero of the director's retrospective, Fruit Chan. Have a look at our short film in which guests, organizers and viewers share their impressions.
On our channel you can also find a recording of a unique event - Fruit Chan's masterclass. Hong Kong-based filmmaker talked about his extraordinary directorial path, the realities of independent film production in a city facing historical changes and current situation of cinema in the region.
In May we'll invite you to cinemas all over Poland for "The Taste of Pho" screenings. It is one very few Polish film featuring Warsaw Vietnamese protagonists. But it is also a very universal story: a warm portrait of a small family is a touching and humorous essay about closeness and alienation, small joys and stubborn pursuit of a goals.
In the following spring months we will release two equally unique premieres. In late Mya, the Tibetan "Jinpa", a visually stunning and bold story with laconic sense of humour and perverse symbolism which many critics associated with the cinema of Jim Jarmush or Aki Kaurismaki. The warm June evenings will be a good opportunity to see "Maggie", the promising debut of Korean director Yi Ok-seop, who combines a surrealistic way of telling a story with an accurate diagnosis of the challenges faced by young adults in today's world.