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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.
Daya, an overbearing former teacher, feels that his life is almost over. After his 70th birthday, he tells his family that his days are numbered. To meet the approaching end with dignity, he wants to visit the sacred city of Varanasi. The stubborn father is accompanied by his son, involved in a never-ending stream of businesses. In the hotel on the bank of the Ganges, filled with insects and marijuana lassi sellers, the two men discover the mysterious paths of fate and have to revise their, somewhat austere, relationship. The waters of the sacred river reflect countless biographies of pilgrims coming from all over the country – sometimes you have to go a long way to understand those closest to you. Including yourself.
This comedy drama, set in the unique scenery of the historic city, has conquered the hearts of audiences around the world, skillfully balancing warm humor and melancholy with an unobtrusive philosophical message. Shubhashish Bhutani's film has won over audiences worldwide, writing a universal topic into a very specific cultural context, and creating a very nuanced portrayal of a relationship between father and son.
Born in 1991, Indian film director, actor, screenwriter and script writer. Bhutiani grew up in a small Himalayan town in India where he attended Woodstock School. After being heavily involved in theater he transitioned from acting to writing and directing and went to learn filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His thesis film, KUSH, premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival where it won the Orizzonti Prize for Best Short Film. KUSH was shortlisted at the 2014 Academy Awards and has won over 25 awards all over the globe. "Hotel Salvation", inspired partially by his own family stories, was his Bollywood debut.
2013 Kush (kr. m.)
2016 Hotel Wyzwolenie / Mukti Bhawan / Hotel Salvation