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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.
Amiko sees the world very differently from her peers. Withdrawn from reality, she likes to march to the beat of her own drum, and shapes the surrounding reality according to her inner narration, often explaining it in magical terms. She can be both defiant and somehow naive, often saying whatever comes to her mind, which makes her an outcast at school. As she awaits the arrival of her new sibling, she spends most of her time with her older bother, exploring the outskirts of Hiroshima. When Amiko's family is faced with a loss, the girl will have to find a new way to cope with reality.
Yusuke Morii's film is not just another tender tale about family ties. In his surprisingly mature debut, the Japanese director focuses not on the warm, loving hearth and home, but on the roots of systemic violence within the school system and toxic family relations. He also changes the tone of his story in a fascinating way, going from magical realism to the convention of a gloomy drama about the entangling patriarchal schemes. He leaves a lot unsaid, suspended in hinting gestures. Despite that, "Amiko" is mostly an invitation to enter the boundless imagination of a child, filled with ideas, amazement with the surrounding world, and the delicate music of Ichiko Aoba.
Born in 1985. Studied film at the Nihon Institue of Cinema. He began his career as the assistant to Tatsushi Omori. His debut feature "Amiko" is an adaptation of "Kochira Amiko," a book by Natsuko Imamura. The European premiere of the film took place at the Rotterdam IFF.
2023 Amiko / Kochira Amiko