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15th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

Chungking Express, dir. Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong 1994

This year, the 15th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival is be held in a hybrid form on November 17-29. We invite audiences from all across the country to join us at our online platform and the viewers from Warsaw – after a year's break – to the cinemas! The biggest surprise we prepared is the retrospective of Wong Kar Wai's films, shown from copies restored under the careful supervision of the master himself. What other sections are included in the program? The faces of contemporary Burma, Taiwanese queer cinema, and the emotions of sport rivalry.

Every year, Five Flavours presents a wide spectrum of new cinema from East and Southeast Asia. We discover new talents, look for films that are aesthetically entrancing and take up topical subjects, showcase new productions by renown masters and young filmmakers, bravely reaching for difficult subjects and sharing their personal stories. We look at the fascinating modern Asia which is developing in an unheard of pace, keeping its eyes on the future, but also looking for is roots and unique identity.

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.

Festival line-up

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This year's edition of the festival is a special event: for the first time it is 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

Festival dates and locations
  • November 17-24 – Warsaw: Kino Muranów, Kinoteka cinemas
  • November 17-29 – online, throughout Poland
Passes

There are two types of passes available:

  • Five Flavours Cinema + Online Pass (290 PLN) – includes the access to all festival screenings in the cinemas (except the Gala Opening) and the access to all festival films on the online video platform. The number of Passes is limited.
  • Five Flavours Online Pass (160 PLN) – includes the access to all festival films on the video platform. The number of Online Passes is unlimited, they will be available for purchase throughout the Festival.

The holders of the Cinema+Online Passes have to reserve their seats for cinema screenings. The reservations are made through a simple online system available using any computer or phone with internet access.

Buy a Festival Pass

Single Tickets and Accesses prices:

  • Gala Opening – 35 PLN
  • Single Ticket (cinema) – 25 PLN
  • Single Ticket (cinema, weekdays before 4 p.m.) – 18 PLN
  • Single Access (online) – 20 PLN

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