Red Post on Escher Street
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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.
A cult director and a Five Flavours favorite returns with a film that harks back to his craziest, most belligerent and anarchistic projects. This time, we are thrown onto a film set – a casting for a new production of a Great Filmmaker attracts dozens of young women in love with his film, but the author himself is having troubles finishing the script, and the whole shot quickly begins to get out of hand.
The joyfully chaotic plot is a satire on the Japanese film industry and the absurd reality of show business, slowly taken over by silent heroes, rarely mentioned in the end credits. When the extras take over, cinema returns to the basics – the honest passion and unfettered joy of creation.
The project, created as part of acting workshops led by the director, provides space for all its participants. Even though Sono is famous mostly for his cult, epic narrations, bravely combining the bustling pop culture with a psychoanalytic twist and dark analyses of social ill, this cinema is rooted in the student "jishu eiga" films – DIY productions made on a shoestring budget, with the help of friends. His award-winning pictures from the 1980s and 1990s were filled with surprisingly mature, avant-garde experiments, intertwined with expressive scenes of running through streets and a chaotic rush against social expectations. This is the atmosphere he, half-jokingly, refers to in the "Red Post on Escher Street," without sparing contemporary Japan, in which certain rigid structures still require an intervention of a band of screaming teenagers.
Born in 1961, poet, performer, filmmaker, painter and musician. One of the most influential artists of the independent Japanese cinema, his films are regularly presented at international festivals. Valued for his radical artistic vision and the ability to combine a shocking form with apt social criticism and an uncompromising film language. He made over 50 movies – from punk experimental cinema to surreal thrillers and daring teenage films. His retrospective was a part of the program of the 10th Five Flavours
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
2020 Czerwona skrzynka na ulicy Eschera / Escher dori no akai posuto / Red Post on Escher Street
2021 Prisoners of the Ghostland