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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.
Tony is a young judo master who wants to try his skills on the mat against the legendary Sze-to. The latter has already had his heyday, though – now he runs a night club, where he drinks himself under the table and loses large sums gambling. What made him fall so low? Will the acquaintance with a Taiwanese girl, who dreams of becoming a singer but currently is followed by shady characters from the underworld, help him come back to the competition?
"Throw Down" is Johnnie To’s personal project, falling outside all genre classifications, unpredictable, resembling a dream. The director weaves his urban tale of eye-seducing frames and visually captivating sequences which prove his proficiency in the art of filmmaking. Excellent Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok and Cherrie Ying form a heart-moving trio of people in need of each other – they are lost but they fight to escape the labyrinth of streets and smoke-filled dives. The credit for stunning pictures of Hong Kong vibrating with its nightlife goes to Siu-keung Cheung, long-time co-operator of the director.
A masterpiece still undiscovered, a film to which To himself refers as his favourite, a tribute to Akira Kurosawa’s debut – "Sanshiro Sugata" (aka Judo Saga), but also a magical love letter to the cinema itself.
A Hong Kong director, screenwriter and producer born in 1955, accomplished at different genres and styles, best known as a master of gangster movies (e.g. "The Mission", "Election", "PTU"). A cult film author who won prizes at numerous festivals and a role model for a whole generation of young Hong Kong filmmakers, but also for Quentin Tarantino. Appreciated for his ability to combine accurate social observations with dynamic images and unconventional narration. Currently more and more frequently makes films in co-production with China.
1980 Bik seoi hon saan dyut meng gam / The Enigmatic Case
1989 Ah-long dik gu si / All About Ah-long
1995 Mou mei san taam / Loving You
1998 Bohater nie umiera nigdy / Chan sam ying hung / A Hero Never Dies
2001 Miłość na diecie / Sau sun nam nui / Love on a Diet
2003 Daai zek lou / Running on Karma
2004 Rzut na matę / Throw Down / Yau doh lung fu bong
2005 Wybór mafii / Hak se wui / Election
2007 Psychodetektyw / San taam / Mad Detective
2012 Kartel / Du zhan / Drug War
2016 Trójka / San ren xing / Three
2019 Ścigając marzenie / Wo de quan wang nan you / Chasing Dream
2020 Septet / Baat bou bun / Septet (współreżyseria)