A Witness out of the Blue
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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.
A brutal murder is committed in Hong Kong. The sole witnesses of the crime is
a colorful talking parrot, the victim – Homer Tsui, a mobster who participated in
a botched jewelry store robbery. The pool of suspects is pretty big – other members of the gang, but also the robbery victims, including a police chief, Yip Sir. Th investigation is led by a disillusioned, sloppy Frank Lam. His main antagonist turns out to be Sean Wong, the mastermind behind the robbery, torn by pangs of conscience. Is he really the killer? If so, why won't he run away? And where did the bandits hide their loot?
"A Witness out of the Blue" is the type of film no one makes in Hong Kong anymore. The fast-paced action, filled with chases and shootouts which lead to the resolution of the fascinating puzzle, at times slows down, making way for some humor and calm reflection. When Wong ends up in a bizarre apartment filled with energetic old people, he finds the much-needed break and a delicate relationship with an eccentric woman.
Film director and scriptwriter from Hong Kong. He graduated from the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University and began working as an assistant director before working as a scriptwriter for several TV dramas for Television Broadcasts Limited. Fung's filmscript for "The Mermaid" was nominated for The Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay in 2017. He directed his first film, The Bounty, in 2012.
2012 The Bounty
2013 The Midas Touch
2018 Concerto of the Bully
2019 A Witness Out of the Blue