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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.
By the traditional Fujia ryokan near Kyoto flows the river Kibune. The locals claim that its waters are inhabited by deities. One day, the inn staff experiences an unending collective déjà vu. The whole area surrounding Kibunegets stuck in a time loop, the past events are played out scene by scene, causing chaos someone needs to get under control. Even though for some the situation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the ryokan staff is faced with some serious trouble – the time loop knows no day off, the comfort of the clients must be assured perpetually.
Junta Yamaguchi is a rising star of Japanese independent cinema. The young filmmaker specializes in small-budget productions, characterized by a simple idea and the unique precision of the plot (remember "One Cut Of The Dead" shown at the 13th Five Flavours?). Yamaguchi impresses with the narrative pace and the production panache, closing most of the daringly enacted scenes in long master shots. "River" guarantees a refined film play and a heavy load of warmth. In the end, who wouldn't want to stop the passage of time in the beautiful scenery of Kibune?
Born in 1987 in Osaka. Director and screenwriter, author of many short films, commercials, and documentaries. His first success was a low-budget film "Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes," in which he used a simple concept to introduce a new quality to independent entertainment cinema. He gained recognition in the international festival circuit. "River" is his second film, also made on a budget, in fairly modest conditions.
2020 Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
2021-2023 Aitsu ga kamite do shimote ga boku de (serial tv)
2022 Koi ni Mudaguchi (serial tv)
2023 Nad rzeką bez końca / River