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The 15th edition of the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival will feature, for the first time, a seat reservation system at cinema screenings for holders of passes and stationary accreditations. 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, 16 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 16, 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 Wong Kar Wai's works and the screenings of those films that we only show in the cinema - we expect the highest attendance at these screenings.
This year, you will also be able to use an electronic pass by presenting it to ticket takers on your phone screen.
There are very few films that manage to break conventions and bring new energy into a genre. One of them is "Geran," which caused quite a commotion among the martial arts films enthusiasts and became an important voice in Malay cinema.
For the family of Park Nayan, trained in the Malay martial art Seni Gayong, the most important thing is his land, the source of tradition and income. The trouble begins when his youngest son, Mat Arip, an irresponsible gambler and a participant of illegal car races, falls deep into debt and gives his creditors the title deed to the family land. The creditors work for the dangerous Haji Daud, who will get what he is owed, no matter who he has to eliminate. Mat Arip is lucky his father trained him and his siblings well. But will it be enough to stand up to the brutal mobsters?
In "Geran," a smart tale about the power of family and tradition in the corrupt, ruthless world, meets a full-blooded martial arts movie. The action scenes were filmed without stunt doubles and, despite the limited budget, they are truly impressive. Especially the epic sequence in which the siblings are fighting their opponents separately, in three different settings, which will surely make film history (all lights on Fatima!). Before "Geran," Abu Bakar was a busy cinematographer. His directorial debut turned him into a shooting star of Malay cinema.
Areel Abu Bakar
"Geran" is Areel Abu Bakar’s directorial debut, however he has been
a cinematographer for nearly a decade. Bakar had the idea for the film about five years ago, three of which were spent raising funds. He wrote the original story and shot it himself.