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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.
The leaves of the “dew herb” tell the story of Fumi, a middle-aged woman who spends her days working in a textile factory and her evenings at a support group. She feels her life is stagnant and empty, and the daily routine does not bring her peace. When her car is struck by a meteorite, Fumi decides to see this as a good omen. She abandons her skepticism, and decides to accept fate with open arms and an open mind. When she hears a man play a romantic melody on the leaves of tsuyukusa, the “dew herb” or Asiatic dayflower, she wants to keep the sound of the plant with her for good.
The acclaimed genre director Hideyuki Hirayama employs poetics reminiscent of Naoko Ogigami to tell this gentle and unhurried everyday story of a village on the Izu Peninsula. He paints a truly soothing portrait of a tight-knit community, the repetitiveness of daily life, collective rituals, casual conversations and the distinctive mood of a place where everyone knows each other. Hirayama is deliberate in slowing the rhythm of his narration; his patient lens allows us to slowly discover the psychology of his characters, battered and damaged by life, and form a bond with them. The music of the “dew herb” will stay with you for long, as will the cleansing energy suffusing this movie.
Born in 1950 in Fukuoka. Japanese cinema and television director. Debuted in 1990, but his breakthrough came in 1995 with School Ghost Stories, a massive box office hit in Japan. In 1998, festival audiences and critics praised his Begging for Love. Hirayama’s work ranges from genre cinema to dramas.
1990 Maria’s Stomach / Maria no ibukuro
1995 Gakkō no kaidan / School Ghost Stories
1996 Gakkō no kaidan 2 / School Ghost Stories 2
1998 Begging for Love / Ai o kou hito
1999 Gakkō no kaidan 4 / School Ghost Stories 4
2002 A Laughing Frog / Warau kaeru
2011 Oba: The Last Samurai / Taiheiyō no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko
2016 Everest – The Summit of the Gods / Kamigami no Itadaki
2022 Liście komeliny / Tsuyukusa