Sunshine of my Life
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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.
In recent years, Hong Kong cinema began to move away from thrilling, lavish gangster cinema towards realistic depictions of local everyday issues. Sunshine of My Life is an example of this new, socially-engaged cinema, with the debuting director Judy Chu turning her camera on her own family and telling the story of her own childhood. Yan Yan has been raised by her blind parents, and for most of her life, she’s been their guide in the world. However, she yearns to live her own life and follow her own passions. The clash seems to be inevitable...
Judy Chu calls Sunshine of My Life a fairly accurate depiction of her experience. The movie took nearly ten years to complete; Chu first made a short, which was received so well that it convinced her to develop the story into a feature film. An important step was casting the eminent Hong Kong actor Kara Wai, who was deeply moved by Chu’s script. Sunshine is a bittersweet story of love, sacrifice and the need for independence, told with touching honesty and authenticity.
Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and began her career as a theatre actor. As a screenwriter, she wrote the scripts for the awarded movies I Sell Love and Farewell the Good Old Days. Her short movie Undernourished? was developed into her debut feature Sunshine of My Life.
Moje słońce / Jat lou tung haang / Sunshine of My Life