The Takatsu River
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At the 16th 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, 15 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 15, 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 Edward Yang'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.
Manabu is running his family farm in the Shimane prefecture, by the beautiful Takatsu river. Even though he lives among its idyllic landscapes, he is not free from worries. His son skips rehearsals of the kagura dance, and the father starts worrying about the survival of the local tradition.
Yoshinari Nishikori's multidimensional film does not shy away from portraying real issues faced by local communities, showing phenomena such as the increasing urbanization and the aging society. But it is the insight into the customs cultivated throughout the centuries that makes his film unique. One of its important elements is kagura – a dynamic, expressive spectacle through which Shintoist gods are praised. Its roots go all the way back to the ancient times, so the shows are often based on stories from Japanese mythology. But the key part of the tradition is creating intergenerational bonds through being and acting together. This warm, nostalgic portrait of rural Japan reminds us of the importance of collective support and care, crucial (not only) for small communities.
Born in 1962 in Shimane prefecture. Director and screenwriter. His films were shown at many festivals, including Montreal World Film Festival, Kinotayo Film Festival in France and Tokyo International Film Festival. Has a reputation for descriptive power and soft visual beauty that captures casual everyday life.
1995 Haisukûru gôsutobasutâzu | High School Ghostbusters
2002 Shiroi fune | A White Ship
2005 Miracle Banana
2010 Railways | Densha no Untenshi ni Natta Otoko no Monogatari
2017 Tatara Samurai
2019 Nad rzeką Takatsu | Takatsugawa | The Takatsu River