Out of Focus - the cinema of Japanese peripheries
The 13th edition of the Five Flavours Film Festival will be held on November 13-20. The subject of this year's national section will be Japan and independent cinema produced outside of large cities. It is still a fascinating Land of the Rising Sun, but its much less known face.
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Five Flavours add "Samui Song" to their theatrical distribution
A brilliant psychological drama about cruel bonds, dark sexuality and misguided spiritual quest.
An intense Saturday at Five Flavours: Animation night, competition films, and bold genre cinema
The Five Flavours Saturday begins with a morning screening of "Ten Years: Thailand": a novella film comprised of four visions of the near future created by leading Thai filmmakers. Coming up at the same time is a family show "A Japanese Tale," created by Scena Elffów.
Dreams and nightmares: Friday at Five Flavours
Between Hong Sang-soo and the "Folklore" series – the festival Friday begins with magic realism and romantic visions, but in the evening the atmosphere turns darker with the tales of horror from Southeast Asia and a thriller from Hong Kong.
Five Flavours Day 2: Tales lost in time
The second day of the Festival is a chance to experience the contemporary cinema of Hong Kong, the Philippines, Cambodia, dystopian Thai visions of the future, and a samurai film by Shinya Tsukamoto.
12th Five Flavours AFF kicks off
"Youth" directed by Feng Xiaogang opens the 12th edition of Five Flavours in the Warsaw Muranów cinema. This year's program is comprised of 37 films, with five European premieres, meetings with festival guests, and a number of special events. The festival guests include the stars of independent cinema and artists acclaimed at important international events.
Old Vietnamese theater forms, the 1980s in Korea, and the co-productions between China and Hong Kong. We invite you to a series of lectures providing additional context for festival screenings – a chance to explore the sociocultural contexts and aesthetic traditions, as well as the relationship between cinema, the everyday life, and the current events in Asia.
Guests of the 12th Five Flavours AFF
Independent Asian cinema film directors, the screenwriter of the "Ip Man" series, and three leading filmmakers from Malaysia.
Full lineup of the Asian Animations section
We reveal the full lineup of the unique animated features section! Apart from the previously announced titles, we present Japanese and Taiwanese classics, Korean masterpieces of genre cinema, and the winner of this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Asian Cinerama – Asian Film Awards Academy Film Roadshow
12th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival continues to collaborate with AFA Academy, curating the section comprised of six major films from the Asian Film Awards and bringing them to the Polish audience in Warsaw.
Chen Shiang-chyi honoured at the 51st Golden Horse Awards
Chen Shiang-chyi was named the best actress at the 51st Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. She earned the Golden Horse Award for her performance in "Exit" directed by Chienn Hsiang. The title was presented also at the 8th Five Flavours.
16th Taipei Film Festival: features, documentaries, and the Polish Focus
Taipei Film Festival is a celebration of Taiwanese cinema. In its diverse sections, the Festival presents also non-Taiwanese films, which this year include over 30 titles from Poland.
Udine Far East Film Festival: A Strong Representation from the Philippines
This year, the Udine Audience Awards went to a Japanese war super-production The Eternal Zero (dir. Takashi Yamazaki), a Korean courtroom drama The Attorney (dir. Yang Woo-seok), and a small, intimate Barber's Tale (dir. Jun Robles Lana) from the Philippines.
Udine 16. Far East Film Festival: Japan
The golden era of the samurai cinema and the monster movie is probably over, and the buzz around J-horrors is subsiding, but Japanese cinema can still give birth to unique forms, found nowhere else in the world.
Udine 16. Far East Film Festival: The Raid 2 and the Fighting Lolitas
The Festival in Udine is a celebration of popular cinema. For the 16th time, this small Italian town hosts the biggest blockbusters from East Asian screens – gangster films, comedies, horrors, melodramas, and a wide range of variations on those and other genres.
64th Berlinale #2: Asian panorama
This year's Panorama section, which presents the most intriguing author cinema from all over the world, included several exciting proposals from Asia.
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Nguyen-Vo Nghien-Minh's film opened the Berlin Panorama section, which presents the most interesting developments in the world auteur cinema.
Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster" goes for the Oscars
The latest film by Wong Kar-Wai was chosen as the Hong Kong Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film.