Wet Woman in the Wind
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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.
An avant-garde Japanese film for the Asian Valentine's Day? "Wet Woman in the Wind" is a nod to the Japanese adult cinema classic and, at the same time, its subversive reinterpretation. A femme fatale in skinny jeans, an unfulfilled writer searching for solitude, a post-hippie theater company, a pinch of slapstick, and a game filled with erotic tension, governed by some pretty absurd rules.
The director references one of the most ambitious and surprising works of "pinku eiga," the popular erotic cinema that sheltered many a defiant artist in the 1960s and 1970s. He also freshens up the genre, looking critically at the stereotypical portrayals of the relationships between men and women, making fun of the conventional roles and the conventional ways of showing fits of passion. The result is a story filled with energy and surreal humor, successfully combining steaming-hot scenes with a meaningful message.
Born in Kioto in 1961, studied at the Rikkyo University where he joined the film club. His first independent productions were praised at the PIA independent cinema festival. After his feature debut, he received the Japanese Directors Association award for promising filmmakers. After a few ambitious, critically-praised productions, he turned to commercial cinema, but has never entirely left the world of independent cinema.
1999 Gekko no Sasayaki / Moonlight Whispers
2001 Szkodnik / Gaichu / Harmful Insect
2005 Kono mune ippai no ai wo / A Heartful of Love
2005 Kanaria / Canary
2014 Dakishimetai / I Just Wanna Hug You
2016 Wilgotna kobieta na wietrze / Kaze ni nureta onna / Wet Woman in the Wind
2019 Sayonara kuchibiru