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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.
Three generations of women in modern China. Guo, a journalist trying to write interventionist reportages under the increasing unfavorable circumstances, still living in her family home. Her daughter, entering the era of adolescence. And her mother, who makes up for the years of hardships and dysfunctional relationship in her autumn years, not missing any opportunity to criticize her adult daughter and her life choices.
A plot thick with emotion, a phenomenal psychology, and an incredibly realistic portrait of toxic bonds that cannot be broken, even though they leave deep wounds. Lina Yang, director and documentary filmmaker, has a unique talent for observation – her heroines are very ambiguous, filled with vices as well as the strength necessary to survive under adverse circumstances and to live on their own terms.
Yang puts a lot of powerful observations about intergenerational relations in modern China into the dynamic family triangle – the parents who survived the Cultural Revolution and the times of the deepest economic hardships, the generation of the 1970s and 1980s that grew up in the times of the rapid modernization, and the so-called youth of today, equipped with completely new opportunities, but also the baggage of family traumas they are not fully aware of.
Born in China in 1972, graduate of the Art Academy of the People's Liberation Army. As a dancer, she performed in theater plays and movies, including Jia Zhang-ke's "Platform." In the late 1990s, she started working as an independent documentary filmmaker. Her films, showing the changes in the Chinese society, gained acclaim at numerous festivals. In 2013, she made her first feature film "Longing for the Rain" (7th Five Flavours).