Press Play to start
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.
The avid gamer Emi draws her friend Hiroshi into a dangerous game, hacking the console and the VR set to physically experience the consequences of their actions in the virtual world. Armed with samurai swords, the protagonists have to stand up to malicious artificial intelligence in a fantastical-historical staffage.
Geimu is a unique live-action VR experience created not in 360, but in 180 degrees. Limiting the viewer's freedom is an intentional reference to the aesthetic of First-Person Shooter (FPS) games. Filled with techniques bringing to mind the mechanics and aesthetics of RPG and FPS games, Geimu explores the borderlines between the cinematic and the gaming uses of VR. The person performing the action scenes we are watching from a first-person perspective is Kouken Sugiura – a Japanese actor trained in classical horseback archery, sword fighting, and martial arts.
Dorian Goto Stone
A Japanese-American bilingual writer, director and producer based in Japan. He started his career in New York as a freelance filmmaker shooting television interviews and doing field shoots, filming reality tv pilots, and directing music videos, product promos, tutorials, short films and theatre. In 2012 he launched the YouTube Space Tokyo, where he set up a production environment that helped creators elevate their video skills. In 2018, he returned to his passion, filmmaking. He is currently working in Japan in both traditional video/film as well as live-action VR. He is very passionate about Japanese period pieces.