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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.
The vast marshes of the Great Rann of Kutch, the burning sun, and the stinging salt in the eyes. This the reality of a village in Gujarat, West India, whose inhabitants are the masters of garba – an expressive, dynamic, freeing, choreographically precise dance that can only be performed by men. In the village, ruled by the codes of patriarchy, women live in confinement, isolated from everything that could bring them joy. Their dance could insult the gods who are already believed to have cursed the village with drought for the sins of one young woman.
The women's only contact with the outside world are their daily water expeditions. One day, on their way to the spring, they meet a mysterious man and save him from deadly dehydration. The man turns out to be a drummer – when he starts playing his dholu, the women can perform their own dance for the first time. "Hellaro" is a mixture of soap opera, a musical, and a story of emancipation. Here, the rejection of patriarchy is expressed both through the stunning costumes, and the rhythmically moving bodies the camera is trying to keep up with, crating its own,equally impressive choreography.
Born in Ahmadabad in 1982. Screenwriter, film and theater director. His feature debut "Hellaro" is the first film made in the state of Gujarat to win the most important Indian film awards. It was inspired by the local folklore and the history of exclusion in Vrajvani, a village in the Kutch district. The film was praised in India for the way it portrays the Gujarati culture and the patriarchal oppression. Shah is also known in the film industry as great casting director who helped discover many famous Gujarati actors and actresses.