Love in a Puff
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At the 16th edition of Five Flavors, as last year, there is a system of booking seats at cinema screenings for accreditation and pass holders. It is important to us that we take care not to overcrowd the rooms and avoid queues at the entrance.
Only a reservation guarantees you a seat at a screening!
The reservation system is very simple and is based on similar principles as buying tickets for individual screenings - just login to your account, visit the page of the selected film and click "book". Detailed information can be found below.
Please make reservations only for the screenings you wish to attend. Reservations can be cancelled, even at the last minute - please remember this and always cancel your reservation if you cancel your screening - this will allow other viewers to use the available space.
Reservations will be possible from Tuesday, 15 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm
If you decide to attend a screening at the last minute or for any other reason you do not book in advance, and there are seats available in the auditorium, your booking will be made "automatically" at the entrance to the auditorium after scanning your pass.
For most of the screenings there will be free seats before the show itself. However, please pay special attention to the screenings of Edward Yang's works and the screenings of those films that we only show in the cinema - we expect the highest attendance at these screenings.
This year, you will also be able to use an electronic pass by presenting it to ticket takers on your phone screen.
Love in a Puff begins with a historical event which changed the lives of thousands of Hong Kong residents. Effective from January 1st, 2007, the indoor smoking ban forced smokers out of their corporate cubicles and into the street, which resulted in new social connections. The brash, red-haired Cherie and the introverted Jimmy begin meeting on their daily smoke break, and their friendship grows with each smoked cigarette and each shared piece of gossip. Will they be able to establish an emotional connection before the authorities introduce further prohibitions?
Pang Ho-cheung, Hong Kong cinema’s enfant terrible and provocateur, turns his hand to a rom-com, brilliantly depicting the uniqueness and awkwardness of a couple’s first shared moments. Love in a Puff was so successful that it spawned two sequels, both box office hits. The local critics were enchanted by the dazzling dialogue and hailed the movie as the most authentic depiction of young Hongkongers in the first decade of the new century.
Writer, playwright, actor and director. Born in Hong Kong in 1973. Studied in Taiwan. Began shooting movies as a teenager. His first novel, Fulltime Killer, was turned into a movie in 2001, with Johnnie To himself directing. In the same year, Pang also debuted as a director with You Shoot, I Shoot and has been working on his reputation as a versatile and defiant artist ever since.
2001 Maai hung paak yan / You Shoot, I Shoot
2004 Gung ju fuk sau gei / Beyond Our Ken
2007 Cheut ai kup gei / Exodus
2010 Podmuch miłości / Tan Lian Ai / Love in a Puff
2010 Dom marzeń / Wai dor lei ah yat ho / Dream Home
2012 Vulgaria / Dai juk hei kek / Vulgaria
2012 Chun Kiu yi Chi Ming / Love in the Buff
2017 Chun Kiu gau Chi Ming / Love Off the Cuff