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Announcement of the programme of the 15th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

26 October 2021

It's that time of the year! On Tuesday, October 26 at 4pm (CET) we've met live to reveal the details of this year's programme!

 

This year's edition of Five Flavours is held in a hybrid formula - on 17-24 November we invite audiences to the cinema and from 17-29 November to the festival's VOD platform.

This special meeting was hosted by journalists and cinema experts Adriana Prodeus and Katarzyna Borowiecka. Jakub Królikowski, the festival's director, and Jagoda Murczyńska and Marcin Krasnowolski, the festival's programmers, were talking about the selection of films for this year's programme, as well as trails worthy of special attention and remarkable film discoveries.

Watch us live here, at Facebook and vod.warszawa.pl.

This year’s Festival Studio is created in cooperation with VOD Warszawa and Andrzej Wajda Centre For Film Culture.

As every year, we present a broad and very diverse selection of what's hottest in Asian cinema. Buddhist parables from Nepal, brutal stories from the world of yakuza, Hong Kong hip-hop and thrilling stories about Korean girls boxing with their lives? All this and much, much more can be found in this year's programme.

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This year's edition of the festival is a special event: for the first time it will be held simultaneously in Warsaw cinemas and online throughout Poland. It is an exciting opportunity for us to take advantage of both the pleasure offered by the irreplaceable space of the cinema and the mobility provided by new technologies. 

Film sections of the 15th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival
  • New Asian Cinema – new voices of talented auteurs and the burning problems of the continent in the Festival’s competition section, judged by the International People's Jury

  • Retrospective: Wong Kar Wai - seven sensual masterpieces by the Hong Kong director, who changed the history of cinema

  • Asian Cinerama - films nominated for the Asian Film Awards: outstanding filmmakers, bold stories, great acting performances

  • Taiwanese Queer Cinema - diversity and unique biographies of LGBTIQ+ people in Taiwanese society, considered one of the most progressive in Asia

  • Olympic Section - passionate sport rivalries of the rebellious individuals and the teams fighting for everything

  • Burma Today - stories of exceptional heroes and heroines from a country struggling with a difficult political situation

  • Special screenings - returning masters and filmmakers particularly loved by Five Flavours audiences

  • Polish flavours - still rare but very interesting proposals from Polish filmmakers making films in Asia

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