Goodbye, Dragon Inn
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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.
Tsai Ming-liang invites us to the last screening at a cult Taipei cinema that was once filled with life, but is now forgotten even by the local tramps. On a dark, rainy night, the theater returns to its former glory one last time. It closes its doors with a screening of a Taiwanese 1960s classic, King Hu's "Dragon Inn." The screening is made even more unique by the presence of actors starring in the masterpiece – they are watching the film with profound sadness, as if writing their own testaments. Memories of on and off-screen characters, frozen in time, resurface as the viewers begin to wander among the seats and through empty halls of the building.
"Goodbye, Dragon Inn" transforms the space of a theater into a labyrinth of sounds, images, experiences, and memory. In Tsai Ming-liang's vision, the cinema is not only the vehicle of nostalgia, but also an instrument of exorcism, opening up the timeless reflection on the condition of the medium. "Goodbye, Dragon Inn" is the most beautiful love letter to cinema ever made. Watching it from a restored 4K copy decades after its creation makes the experience of the director's characteristic poetics of inevitable passing even more powerful.
Tsai Ming Liang
Born in Malaysia. Director, creator of film installations, one of the key members of Taiwan cinema's Second New Wave. He studied at the Chinese Culture University of Taiwan in Taipei. Since 1982, has been working in the theater as a producer, playwright, and director, and writing film and TV scripts. He made his debut in 1992 with "Rebels of the Neon God." Currently he focuses mainly on short experimental forms shown in galleries across the world.
2020 Dni / Days
2014 Wędrówka na Zachód/ Jpurney to The West
2013 Bezpańskie psy / Stray Dogs
2009 Twarz / Face / Visages
2006 Nie chcę spać sam / I Don't Want to Sleep Alone / Hei yan quan
2005 Kapryśna chmura / The Wayward Cloud / Tian bian yi duo yun
2003 Goodbye, Dragon Inn / Bu san
1998 Dziura / The Hole / Dong
1997 Rzeka / The River / He liu
1992 Buntownicy neonowego Boga / Rebels of the Neon God / Qīngshàonián Nézhā