Side by Side
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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.
Miyama (Kentaro Sakaguchi) is a young man of an unknown past and an enigmatic look in his eyes. Apart from the fact that he is with Shiori (Mikako Ichikawa, known from "Rent-A-Cat"), we know very little about his life. He suddenly appeared in a small town and the locals welcomed him with open arms – probably because of his ability to read the minds of others. His unique talent turns him into a local witch doctor, despite his best efforts. Calmness and distance are the foundations of his personality, he is also an attentive listener, tuned to the physical and emotional ills of his surroundings. But the spiritual transformations of Miyama's "patients" take a toll on his own psyche. With time, he becomes haunted by mysterious apparitions that only he can see.
"Side by Side" combines the fatalism of the poetics of Kiyoshi Kurosawa and the spiritual depth of the worlds of Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the beautiful landscapes of the Nagano prefecture. The film is filled with doubts, but also with fascination with the beautifully grasped, inclusive world of nature, and the spiritual world the protagonists suddenly interact with. It is a visual meditation on the way in which the human and the non-human elements come together in the world of nature. In his magic-realism film, Ito approaches mystique and hauntology, but keeps asking questions about the modern Japan.
Director, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and set designer. Before directing her feature debut "In Her Room" in 2022, she worked as a script writer. Her career took a turn when she started collaborating with Isao Yukisada ("River's Edge," 12. Five Flavours) and Mamoru Oshii. "In Her Room" (screened at the prestigious Film Lincoln Center in New York City) is an adaptation of Ito's book. In her work, Ito explores the relationships between people and the environment, the material and the non-material.
2022 W jej pokoju / In Her Room / Hitori bocchi ja nai
2023 U twego boku / Side by Side / Saido bai saido tonari ni iru hito