The Light of Spring
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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.
Special mention in the New Cinema of Asia competition of the 16th AFF Five Flavors, awarded by the International People's Jury.
The beginning is inconspicuous. In a tiny suburban Tokyo apartment, the Hirabuki family, a couple with two children, is getting ready for a trip. The question, “Where are we going?” is met with silence. The camera does not follow them on their joint trip, it observes each person individually. When the son returns from a visit to a museum with his father, his mother and sister are not home. The child doesn’t recognize the signs heralding the parents’ separation. This is how Fumito Fujikawa begins his docudrama, bringing the camera into the life of a family he knows personally.
Dangerously balancing between fiction and document, Fujikawa looks at the dynamics of family feuds, but does not gravitate towards a sensational record of the Harabukis’ existence. The eye of his camera captures involuntary looks, gestures, the rhythm of their daily life, and reflections in the mirrors, in which the unspoken words are lost. The reality feel is strengthened by the classic 4:3 format of the image, in which Fujikawa creates a space for a family chronicle, woven in the likeness of a Neorealist home video, suspended in a contemplative awaiting for the light of spring.
Japanese documentary filmmaker, born in 1985 in Hiroshima. Apart from film school, he also studied anthropology. In his documentary films, he observes local societies and the changing spaces they inhabit. He likes to combine fiction with documentaries. In 2020, he made a documentary film about Arequipa in Peru, where he lived for a while. The Light of Spring, screened at the festival in Osaka, is his third full-length feature.
2015 Isanatori / The Name of the Whale
2020 Supa Layme
2022 Wiosenny pobrzask / Hikari Nodokeki / The Light of Spring