Lost in the Fumes
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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.
Edward Leung, student and activist, unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of
a political conflict surrounding the Hong Kong Legislative Council elections. Although the 60,000 votes he got would normally guarantee him a win, the last-minute changes introduced under the pressure of the Chinese government call the results of the election into question. On top of that, Edward faces three counts of rioting charges for taking part in the prodemocratic protests. Very soon, the political shooting star can end up behind bars.
The director looks a the noose slowly tightening on the protagonist's neck, and portrays the dilemmas faced by the new generation of activists – perfectly organized, aware of the imminent risks, mobilized and determined to act, but still trying to live their normal lives and protect them from the influence of the pervasive political chaos.
Lam Tze Wing Nora
A comparative literature and French graduate from the University of Hong Kong. She premiered her first feature documentary Road Not Taken (2016) in Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2016. Road Not Taken was also screened in a series of overseas film festivals and local community screenings. Her first documentary short Midnight in Mong Kok (2014) was a finalist of the Open Category of the 21st ifva Awards and was also featured in some foreign film festivals.
2014 Midnight in Mong Kok (kr. m., dok.)
2016 Road Not Taken (dok)