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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.
Abang and Adik come from Pudu Pasar, one of the poorest districts of Kuala Lumpur. They spent their whole lives on the loud, narrow streets of the huge market in the heart of the urban bustle they always dreamed of escaping. The younger brother, Adik, is a petty swindler. The deaf Abang is trying to break out of the precarious reality. The problem is, the brothers are not listed in any government register and thus cannot work legally. One day, when a tragic accident wipes away the brothers' chances for a better future, their relationship is put to a test.
"Abang Adik" is mostly a portrait of Kuala Lumpur – a gigantic urban melting pot of cultures, vibrating with different influences and languages, bursting with contrasts and aromas. First-time director Jin Ong offers a perspective on the multicultural space without losing the element of intimacy between the brothers, visible especially in their gestures and non-verbal communication. He observes them on the brink of the past and the present and in contact with the hostile city environment. He also asks questions about the future of his outcasts – how can trans people, people with disabilities, or people rejected by the system win the run-in with the urban Moloch?
Lay Jin Ong
After over 20 years of working as talent manager, he set up his own production house, Moore Entertainment. The company went on to produce many of Malaysia's most important films, including "Shuttle Life" (2017), the first Malaysian production nominated for the Golden Horse Awards. Ong's feature debut "Abang Adik" received main awards at many international film festivals (including Udine FEFF and NYAFF), and was praised by the audiences and the critics.
2023 Bracia / Fù dōu qīngnián / Abang Adik
Lay Jin Ong