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The 15th edition of the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival will feature, for the first time, a seat reservation system at cinema screenings for holders of passes and stationary accreditations. 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, 16 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 16, 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 Wong Kar Wai'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.
Yu is a high school student facing the typical problems of adolescence: timidity, the changing body... and his father, a strict pastor, his unfulfilled lover, a gang collecting pictures of female underwear, a menacing sect with an aggressive leader, also a high school student, and the beloved Yoko, a talented karateka and a Holy Mary lookalike. To conquer her heart, the boy will have to put on a woman's coat and a wig, but that's only the beginning of his problems.
"Love Exposure" is a tour de force of one of the most creative contemporary directors. This stunning clash of pop culture references, crazy genre cliches, psychoanalytic connotations, and a creative interpretation of contemporary problems of the Japanese society is a real plot bomb. Sono shows his extraordinary erudition, going beyond cultural circles – the aesthetic of manga meets Corinthians and a Beethoven symphony, and quotes from John Woo with referenced to the Japanese exploitation cinema of the 70s. The four hour long visual madness combines the lyricism of "Romeo and Juliet" with the sacrilegiousness of Buñuel and Tarantino's aesthetic sensibility. Explosive experiences guaranteed.
Born in 1961. Poet, performer, filmmaker, painter, musician. One of the most influential among independent Japanese filmmakers, regularly invited to international festivals, renown for his radical artistic vision, the ability to combine shocking form with apt social critique, and his non-compromising film language. The "Sion Sono: Portrait" retrospective was held at the 10th Five Flavours FF.
1985 Jestem Sion Sono! / Ore wa Sono Sion da!! / I Am Sion Sono!
2001 Jisatsu sakuru / Suicide Club
2008 Miłość obnażona / Ai no mukidashi / Love Exposure
2010 Cold Fish / Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish
2011 Miłosne piekło / Koi no tsumi / Guilty of Romance
2013 Zabawmy się w piekle / Jigoku de naze warui / Why Don't You Play in Hell
2015 Love & Peace
2015 Gwiazda szeptów / Hiso hiso boshi / The Whispering Star
2016 Antyporno / Anchi poruno / Antiporno
2017 Tokyo Vampire Hotel
2019 Ai-naki mori de sakebe / The Forest of Love