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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.
Flavia, a married teacher, meets the young singer Yip and they embark on an intimate affair. The surprising and violent romance causes Flavia to recall the unfulfilled love of her youth. Will she decide to live by her own rules this time? Will she find it in herself to buck social norms and expectations? The subtle, deeply emotional and beautifully fleeting Butterfly is a rare example of Hong Kong lesbian cinema.
The gorgeous cinematography brings to mind the movies of Wong Kar Wai; Yan Yan Mak worked with the master on In the Mood for Love. Another decision which might have been inspired by Wong Kar Wai was to fill the soundtrack with music from all around the world. The musical mix includes songs by the band Hopscotch, which had been fronted by Tian Yuan. The role of Yip was the first in her rich and varied career, lasting to this day.
At its premiere, Butterfly was a novelty in Hong Kong cinema – the film was partially financed by local authorities, which had never happened before. This unique film, hitherto completely unknown in Poland, shows the director’s wonderful, yet not fully realized storytelling talent.
Yan Yan Mak
Hong Kong screenwriter and director. Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She began working in the film industry during her studies, assisting directors and designing sets. She established her own production company, Dragonfly J Ltd., and debuted in 2001 with Brother. The movie was successful on the international festival circuit. Her second film, Butterfly, opened the Venice Film Critics’ Week in 2004. In 2012, she completed her last feature, Merry-Go-Round, and moved on to documentary filmmaking.
2001 Brat / GeGe / Brother
2004 Motyl / Hu die / Butterfly
2006 Bak yuet dik gu si / August Story
2010 Dong feng po / Merry-Go-Round