Yudo: The Way of the Bath
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At the 17th 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, 14 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 14, 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 those films that we only show in the cinema - we expect the highest attendance at these screenings.
You can use an electronic pass by presenting it to ticket takers on your phone screen.
There is nothing better than a warm bath on a cold evening, especially when the ritual is accompanied by conversations with public bathhouse regulars and ends with a glass of cold milk. It is a gulp of fresh air purifying the body and the soul. No wonder that when a small-town bathhouse, run by the same family for many years, comes under threat, it causes quite a stir in the local community. In Japan, public bathhouses and hot springs are about more than just bathing – this is the realm of yudo, the ritual way of hot water.
Just like the art of flower arrangements, calligraphy, or the way of the tea yudo is characterized by its own set of values and specific rules. They determine the ritual of the bath which, through immersing oneself in the hot springs water, should bring about physical and spiritual harmony. Masayuki Suzuki's comedy shows the importance of hot springs in the life of the Japanese and its role in building social ties, and explains the fascinating philosophy of yudo. The choice of this film is a callback to last year's feel-good movies section – the screening of "Yudo" will certainly be a soothing, relaxing experience, and a truly warm picture for a cold November evening!
Film and TV director, known for a number of cinema blockbusters, including the "Great Teacher Onizuka" series. In making "Yudo," Suzuki was helped by Kundo Koyama, artist and writer cultivating the traditions of yudo in Japan, author of the script for the Oscar-winning film "Departures."
1998-2013 Shomuni (serial tv)
1999 GTO: The Movie
2001 Sutaa no koi (serial tv)
2019 Masukarêdo hoteru / Masquerade Hotel
2021 Masukarêdo naito / Masquerade Night
2022 Rajiēshon Hausu / Radiation House
2022 Yudo: droga kąpieli / Yudo / Yudo: the Way of the Bath