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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.
As an energetic young woman on the brink of a career in a marketing agency, Maki has no time for cooking. Every day, she thoughtlessly devours instant food in front of a screen and flinches at the sight of vegetables, especially – the horror! – organic ones. Her life takes a 180-degree turn when she meets Nagisa –
a handsome gay guy, who loves to cook and is a… vegetarian.
In this unconventional romantic comedy, two radically different protagonist create a dangerous mix which only delicious plant-based meals, prepared with love, can save from a full-blown explosion. The director Shōgo Kusano stresses the importance of food in Japanese culture, and the role preparing and eating meals together plays in making interpersonal connections. Bentō, a meticulously prepared lunch box, holds a special place in the everyday life of the Japanese, and can be a way to show that you care about someone. In his film, Kusano turns this inconspicuous object into an important element of communication between the characters and reminds us that sometimes you don't have to use words to say something important.
Born in Gunma Prefecture, Japanese film director and writer. Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Social Sciences. His work, which he directed while enrolled in the Waseda University Film Study Group, won numerous awards at the Student Film Festival. Among his works are feature films, short films and music videos.
2009 Mogera wogura
2016 Słodko-gorzki | Nigakute Amai | Bitter Sweet
2018 Sekai de ichiban nagai shashin | The World's Longest Photograph