At Five Flavors, cinema serves as a bridge between people. Although traveling to Asia is still difficult, we planned plenty of fascinating talks with the artists. We invite you to the festival studio online and for meetings with filmmakers after the screenings!
Every day at noon, we will meet live in an online studio to talk about the program and highlight especially interesting titles and tropes that our audiences should be aware of. Every day, we will meet with outstanding guests – directors talking about their films, inspirations, behind-the-scenes details of the production production process and additional contexts. It will be a unique opportunity to ask them questions, share your experiences with the films, and most of all to meet the artists who let us travel to amazing places and meet incredible protagonists.
Among the guests of are studio is Yonfan, the director of the sensual animation "No.7 Cherry Lane," one of the most intriguing Hong Kong auteurs. In the film, he shares with the audiences his love for his city and the secret stories of its inhabitants. We will also be talking about Hong Kong with Adam Wong whose "The Way We Keep Dancing" captures the hip-hop scene of the metropolis.
Another extraordinary event will be the meeting with Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the legend of Japanese cinema, the author of "The Wife of a Spy," which brought him the Best Director award at Venice IFF and was voted the best film of the year by the Asian Film Awards jury. Shunji Iwai, the creator of the cult film "All About Lily Chou-Chou" and "A Bride for Rip Van Winkle," will also be the guest of the studio. This time, the filmmaker talks about the emotions of the lockdown in "The 12 Day Tale of the Monster That Died in 8."
Returning to the past and hoping it holds the key to understanding the present is a theme we will be talking about with the directors of two competition titles: Jakrawal Nilthamrongi, the author of "Anatomy of Time," who will take us to Thailand, and Aditya Vikram Sengupta, the author of "Once Upon a Time in Calcutta," a hypnotic portrait of the city with a complicated history.
This is not the end of the surprises! The full list of the guests will be published before the Festival. The Festival Studio will be led by two film journalists, Adriana Prodeus and Katarzyna Borowiecka!
This year’s Festival Studio is created in cooperation with VOD Warszawa and the Andrzej Wajda Center For Film Culture.