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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.
Meeting with the director in the festival studio
Chee Beng has a beautiful house, a family, a mortgage and a vocal talent revealed only during family get-togethers. But it all comes under threat when he loses his job. He is not a young man anymore, and his high qualifications do not make getting a new job any easier. His salvation comes in the form of a new position in a music club. A drag music club. The world of drag queens, filled with glitter and the flutter of fake eyelashes, will open completely new possibilities before Chee. Not only financial ones.
While making this colorful music comedy drama, the director's aim was to initiate dialog. A dialog between the warring parts of the Singaporean society, whose conservative and left-wing fractions have long forgotten how to talk to each other. His protagonists are a middle-aged man, struggling with the difficult role of the father of a young boy, and a group of drag queens. The author spent two years in the drag community, learning about the everyday lives and challenges faced by the performers. But the script does not focus on the constant fights and struggles – it is a warm, dynamic, touching film about breaking away from social limitations, mutual inspirations, and the support that people choosing drastically different lifestyles can give each other.
Ong Kuo Sin
Accomplished director and film and TV producer. Directed a number of TV series. In 2012, he made his debut feature "Judgment Day." He directed the popular musical "One Headlight" and co-directed the comedy "Time Is Money" together with the comedian Kang Kang.
2020 Number 1
2019 One Headlight
2019 Fried Rice Paradise (TV Series)
2015 Mr Unbelievable
2013 Judgment Day
2005-2007 My Sassy Neighbour