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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.
For generations, the Taiwanese Tayal have been protecting their culture from extinction. Their traditions are preserved in the Gaga, a collection of rules and beliefs setting the Tayal way of life, its rhythm and philosophy that does not go against Christianity. Being rooted in the order of things, the foundations of daily rituals, the importance of spirituality – it all comes together in the Gaga. But the modernizing world poses a serious threat to the survival of the tradition.
This is the problem explored by Laha Mebow, the first Tayal film director. In the center of her realist story is the Hayung family that enjoys a high status in the town community. As we follow their daily lives and routines, family secrets are slowly coming to light, along with political aspirations and the need for a verification of the old traditions. Mebow's film pays homage to the Gaga culture without sentimentalism or excessive tenderness. The director portraits the community from within, paying attention to cultural nuances, which makes "Gaga" a rare example of ethnographic cinema that also explores the emotions of its protagonists.
The first film director from the Taiwanese indigenous ethnic group Tayal. She graduated from the Radio, Film and TV Faculty of the Shih Hsin University. Since then, she made several documentary films, including some devoted tot he indigenous peoples of Taiwan. In 2016, she made "Lokah Laqui," a drama about growing up in a tribal community and Taiwan's Oscar candidate. "Gaga" is her third feature film.
2011 Inina Ptnaq Na Bcingan / Finding Sayun
2016 Lokah Laqi / Hang in There, Kids!