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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.
During a street fight with gang thugs sergeant Lo Sa loses his service firearm, which might spell the end of his career in law enforcement. Enter male solidarity. His friends from the Police Tactical Unit promise to find his lost gun and embark on a hypnotic quest through the neon-lit streets of night-time Hong Kong. They must act decisively, because their time will run out come morning. It soon becomes clear that the officers are not so different from the criminals they are fighting. Will the dark shadows of the empty streets conceal their moral shortcomings?
PTU is a noir masterpiece by Johnnie To, made during his most prolific period. It features his favorite actors, including the single most recognizable supporting actor in Hong Kong cinema, Lam Suet, in his biggest role. The movie also features To’s favorite motifs and themes. This nocturnal cinematic ballad was made over the period of two years, and it premiered right at the start of the SARS pandemic. Because of this coincidence, the shots of Hong Kong’s empty streets resonated with audiences in a unique way. Today, PTU remains a thrilling movie experience, crafted by the last great master of international genre cinema.
Born in 1955. Hong Kong director, screenwriter, producer. His work spans a wide array of genres and styles, but he is mostly known for his masterful gangster movies, such as The Mission, Election and PTU among many others. A legendary artist with countless awards to his name, towards the end of the 1990s he embarked on a mission of safeguarding the high quality of HK cinema, and he worked on this for over ten years. As a director, he is renowned for his skill in combining sharp social commentary with dynamic visuals and unconventional narrative styles. Currently, he often helms projects in co-production with China.
1980 Bik seoi hon saan dyut meng gam / The Enigmatic Case
1989 Ah-long dik gu si / All About Ah-long
1995 Mou mei san taam / Loving You
1998 Bohater nie umiera nigdy / Chan sam ying hung / A Hero Never Dies
2001 Miłość na diecie / Sau sun nam nui / Love on a Diet
2003 Daai zek lou / Running on Karma
2005 Wybór mafii / Hak se wui / Election
2007 Psychodetektyw / San taam / Mad Detective
2012 Kartel / Du zhan / Drug War
2016 Trójka / San ren xing / Three