Born to Be Human
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The 15th edition of the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival will feature, for the first time, a seat reservation system at cinema screenings for holders of passes and stationary accreditations. 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, 16 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 16, 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 Wong Kar Wai'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.
Shi-lan is fourteen and eagerly delves deeper into the world of video games as the relationships with his adolescent peers are becoming increasingly difficult. The weird physiological symptoms he is experiencing do not make his life any easier. And their cause is very serious – Shi-lan’s parents keep from him the diagnosis of sex development disorders. Without informing him about the real goal of the procedure, they subject the boy to a sex reassignment surgery, after which he will slowly become a girl.
The dramatic story of the young person is a rare cinematic attempt to portrait the complex experiences of intersex people and the multiple layers of misunderstanding they are facing – and an intriguing look at the gender norms in the Taiwanese society. It is also a universal story of a person who was denied their basic right to decide about themselves, served in a very moving form.
The director, inspired by a story of a person close to her, directs her message at a wide audience, looking for a way to raise debate about the rights of intersex people and the medical procedures they are subjected to. The leading role is played by a young Taiwanese actress, Lily Lee, who received the Yakushi Pearl Award at the Festival in Osaka for her performance.
Director and screenwriter. She studied at the Beijing World Youth Academy, Boston University and University of Southern California. She made over a dozen shorts, including the award-winning "FeMale" (2016). "Born to Be Human" is her feature debut.
2021 Płeć: człowiek / Sheng er wei ren / Born to Be Human
2018 Date Night (kr. m.)
2016 FeMale (kr. m.)
2015 Soulmate (kr. m.)
2015 Life As Smoke (kr. m.)