Rent a Cat
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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.
Sayoko has a gift – she makes friends with cats. She's not that good with people. One day, she has a brilliant idea – she will rent the furry vagabonds to those who need their comforting company. Not everyone can be a cat carer, though, so the candidates must go through a special recruitment procedure.
The protagonist herself is a bit like a cat – she follows her own paths. She is also a bit lonely, but the director shows this experience without sentimentality. Each character goes through it differently – with despair, peacefully, or defiantly. The film is lined with melancholy, but the energetic, unconventional character, Sayako, takes all patterns and stereotypes apart. Ogigami is known for her attention to detail – the careful frame compositions, and the diligently arranged interiors of the cats' new homes, speak about the characters stronger than words. The film, filled with warm colors, colorful characters, and car purring, is a nice, yet very intelligent story about an original way of life.
Remembering Jagoda Murczyńska – a meeting
The author of "Rent-A-Cat", Naoko Ogigami, was one of the favorite directors of our friend Jagoda Murczyńska – this year’s Five Flavours is dedicated to her memory. After the screening, we invite you to stay and join us in remembering our dear colleague, whose passing was a horrible blow to us and to many festival viewers.
Born in 1972 in the Chiba Prefecture. In 1994 she left for the US where she studied directing at University of South California. Her sweet and melancholic films, with a characteristic visual style, are enormously popular among the audiences, often appearing at international festivals.
1999 Ayako (short)
2003 Barber Yoshino / Yoshino's Barber Shop
2004 Koi wa go-shichi-go! / Love Is Five, Seven, Five!
2005 Kamome shokudo / Kamome Diner
2007 Okulary / Megane / Glasses
2010 Toiretto / Toilet
2012 Kot do wynajęcia / Rentaneko / Rent-a-Cat
2017 Po nitce do kłębka / Karera Ga Honki De Amu Toki wa / Close-Knit
2021 Kawapperi Mukoritta / Riverside Mukolitta
Karera Ga Honki De Amu Toki wa