Beasts Clawing at Straws
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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.
Beasts stay in hiding, looking for the right time to attack... When a simple sauna employee finds a client's lost Louis Vuitton bag filled with cash and decides to keep it, he has no idea he is letting the beast loose, putting himself and his family in mortal danger. He has to face people possessed by greed who will stop at nothing to corner their victim and get the money back. Mobsters, corrupt officials, desperados, femmes fatales – the fate will bring them all together, leading to
a brutal and inevitable confrontation. All that matters in the urban jungle is being cunning and unscrupulous. Hope is nothing but a trembling reflection in a puddle in a dark street flooded with blood-red neon light.
"Beasts Clawing at Straws" is a steady-handed adaptation of a Japanese noir novel by Keisuke Sone, eloquently juggling generic tropes and surprising the audience every step of the way. The script keeps intertweaving the unique characters' plots tighter and tighter, turning the pace up all the way to the dramatic finale. Beautifully filmed in strong contrasts, powerful, bloody, and wonderfully played – Kim Yong-hoon debut feature is the best thriller of the season.
Born in 1981. Graduated from Kookmin University. He directed KBS documentary "Sympathy-Three Guys Who Went to South America" in 2013. He has been working at CJ Entertainment since 2008, and had progressed investment of "The Berlin File", "Miss Granny" and "C’est Si Bon". "Beasts Clawing at Straws" are his feature debut.
2013 Sympathy-Three Guys Who Went to South America (dok.)
2020 Bestie na krawędzi / Jipuragirado jabgo sipeun jimseungdeul / Beasts Clawing at Straws