Last of the Wolves
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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.
The actions of the authorities are effectively forcing the yakuza to bury the war hatchets and (more or less) settle down. But underneath the surface, the underworld is bustling with frustration, the old conflicts are still simmering, and the boiling blood of young wolves knows neither order nor harmony. A young, ambitious police officer is determined to do anything in his power to stop the bloodshed and erosion of this precious, delicate harmony.
Kazuya Shiraishi, the author of films such as "Birds Without Names," "One Night," "Dawn of the Felines," and "The Blood of Wolves" is one of the most interesting Japanese voices of the middle generation, with a unique grip on urban energy. He often uses stylish generic conventions and confronts his protagonists with dramatic choices, creating a cinema combining great entertainment with a powerful psychological experience. In "Last of the Wolves," he follows the author of the novel the script was based on and creates an utterly unromantic, bitter image of mob entanglements and the world ruled by a very particular ethos, whose limits are set by greed and scuffles on the power ladder than the honor inherited from the samurai ethos. The film is set in 1990s Japan, taking us on a doubly nostalgic journey – to the extravagant aesthetic of the period and to the best era of Japanese gangster cinema.
Born in 1974, worked as an assistant to filmmakers such as Koji Wakamatsu. He made commercials, short films, TV series and music videos. His 2009 debut, "Lost Paradise in Tokyo," was screened at the festival in Pusan. His subsequent film, "Koyaku," brought him the award at the festival in Yokohama and several nominations for the Japanese Academy Film Prizes. Valued for his skillful use of genre conventions, which he fills with psychologically powerful plots.
2009 Rosutoparadaisu in Tokyo / Lost Paradise in Tokyo
2013 Kyoaku / The Devil's Path
2015 Joshi no jiken wa taitei toilet de okorunoda
2016 Nihon de ichiban warui yatsura / No. 1 Bad Guys in Japan
2017 Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi / Birds Without Names
2017 Świt kociaków / Mesunekotachi / Dawn of the Felines
2018 Krew wilków / Koro no chi / The Blood of Wolves