The Cloud Messenger
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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.
A boarding school at the foot of the Himalayas. Its everyday rhythm is set by the stern discipline the students must strictly submit to. In these circumstances, sensitivity and gentleness are hard to come by, but the photography class seems to provide a refuge from the daily drill. This is where the doomed romance of two students, Jaivardhan and Tarini, begins – their previous incarnations belonged to the ghosts of lovers stuck between photographs.
This is how the colonial era in India is portrayed by debuting director Rahat Mahajan who creates a mythological parable. The Cloud Messenger is an epic story about fantasy intertwining with the real world. Mahajan proposes a tale, rich in meaning and visual layers, in which the classic storytelling model is replaced by a number of performative measures. The Indian director uses stunning costumes and traditional theater forms from Kerala to create a unique, nuanced cosmology. Instead of words, we get gestures, dance, and the precisely recreated costumes and face-masks linked to the traditional Kutiyattam, Theyyam, and Kathakali art forms. Mahajan uses the poetics of a dream, immersing in it not only the story of a romance, but also the reinterpretation of tradition – in-between school halls, dream and reality, the real and the imagined.
Director, Writer and Co-producer. In his debut The Cloud Messenger, he was also in charge of editing, cinematography, and production design. He studied media production in Mumbai where he started making short films and documentary projects. He worked with Vishal Bhardwaj and was later in charge of heading visual promotions of several acclaimed Bollywood films. In 2012, he moved to LA to study film and his short film Istifa was a national finalist for the Student Academy Awards. After a few years, he returned to India to work with Amit Dutta. Mahajan is the founder of the production company Mahamudra Collective. His debut is a part of a series that will include seven titles, but The Cloud Messenger itself took 12 years to make.
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