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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.
Pak and Hoi are two men on the brink of the autumn of their lives. It seems like their dreams will never come true and their secret desires will never be revealed.
A simple, yet respectable job, visits from the adult, well-adjusted children, shopping at the local market, going to church. A peaceful life marked by a grain of pain. A chance meeting opens another chapter in their stories, proving that some feelings have no expiration dates.
Told in a remarkably tender and tactful way, this tale of a difficult love is an homage to the melodrama classics, written into the urban landscapes of Hong Kong and the unique history of the city. The biographies of the characters are an insight into the typical lives of the migrants and the hard-working citizens who have been building the metropoly for many decades, and are a striking portrayal of the experiences of people for whom talking about their emotions and identity has never been a possibility. Ray Yeung fictional, yet extremely realistic story, with a stunning level of detail, is based on conversations he has with a number of elderly gay people. The perfectly composed script, complemented with beautiful pictures capturing the entrancing cityscape, won over the hearts of the critics and the audiences – contrary to the expectations of the producers, who were concerned the subject might prove too difficult.
Born in Hong Kong, Yeung graduated in law in London. Before he started shooting films, he worked as a lawyer for two years. He is considered one of the most original contemporary Hong Kong directors. His work focuses on gay themes, inspired by the works of A. Lee, P. Almodovar, E. Yang, S. Kwan and Todd Haynes. Apart from making films, he is a programmer of the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
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