Your Spiritual Temple Sucks
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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.
This subversive experience by a Taiwanese director is a project born out of the love for comedy, pop culture and the aesthetics of 8-Bit video games. Drowning in financial problems and a marital crisis, Mr. Chang seeks help in the internal emigration to his own spiritual temple. Under the watchful eye of the God of Thunders, who looks just like a fattened Pikachu, the man tries to bring some order into his life.
John Hsu's film is filled with brilliant humor and references to iconic pop culture motifs, ranging from Pokémon and "The Shining" to Mario Bros, and IKEA catalogs. Made in 4K, "Your Spiritual Temple Sucks" is also an impressive technological achievement, setting new standards of reception comfort for the whole sector.
His main interests are digital culture, video games, comedy and science fiction. He obtained his master's degree in the department of Radio, Television and Film at Shih Hsin University. His first TV film "Real Online" was awarded the Best Director Award at Golden Bell Awards, the biggest television awards in Taiwan. After a series of short films, that screened at film festivals around the world including IFFR, in 2017 he made his VR debut with "Your Spiritual Temple Sucks", which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. His latest horror feature film, based on a popular videogame - "Detention" - became a box-office hit in Taiwan. His latest VR work, "Great Hoax: The Moon Landing" premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.