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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.
Sachie opened a Japanese diner in Helsinki, but for the first month no a single customer came in… Though silent Japanese women and introvert Finnish men seem to have a lot in common, finding a way to the taste buds of clients from
a completely different culture is a big challenge. Sachie gets help from another Japanese expat she meets by chance in a bookstore. As the first hungry people appear, the ice slowly starts melting.
Naoko Ogigami, one of the most original Japanese directors, famous for her absurd sense of humor and unique aesthetic, dreamed of making a film in the homeland of her favorite director, Aki Kaurismäki. The result is a charming story marrying Japanese soul and Scandinavian aesthetics, in which the taste of rice balls meets the warm aroma of cinnamon rolls. Brilliant dialogues and original characters are the trademarks of the director who has long been the audiences' favorite (also at Five Flavours). So much so, that the restaurant the movie was shot in kept its film name and became a must-visit location for many Japanese tours visiting Helsinki.
Born in 1972 in the Chiba Prefecture. In 1994 she left for the US where she studied directing at University of South California. Her sweet and melancholic films, with
a characteristic visual style, are enormously popular among the audiences, often appearing at international festivals.
2003 Barber Yoshino / Yoshino's Barber Shop
2004 Koi wa go-shichi-go! / Love Is Five, Seven, Five!
2005 Kamome shokudo / Kamome Diner
2007 Okulary / Megane / Glasses
2010 Toiretto / Toilet
2012 Kot do wynajęcia / Rentaneko / Rent-a-Cat
2017 Po nitce do kłębka / Karera ga honki de amu toki wa / When They Knit Seriously