SIM: The Blind
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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.
Pansori is the traditional Korean genre of music stories, sometimes referred to as Korean opera, performed by a singer, sorikkun, accompanied by a drummer, gosu, on the buk drum. "SIM: The Blind" is based on one of the five surviving pansori songs, Simcheongga. Delving into the rhythm of the story rooted in shamanistic rites, we follow the life of Sim Hakgyu – a blind master of swords who roams through a post-apocalyptic world contaminated with blinding dust using his sensitive hearing to get a sense of direction. The viewer experiences his reality in the same way, through sound waves bouncing off shapes. The world built with sounds appears to us as a volumetric cloud of colorful points hanging in the air, creating the afterimages of the sung story.
Cooper Yoo Sanghyun
Prior to joining K’arts - Korea National University of Arts - as an adjunct professor, he worked in various fields such as interactive performance, digital exhibits, stereoscopic films, and stage directing. He has also taught at the college and graduate level topics including filmmaking, entertainment technology, virtual reality, and game design. His research interests include audience interaction, interactive media, mixed reality, and collective intelligence.