Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache
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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.
Tenzin is a young, ambitious man with a dream – he wants to open the best coffee house in Kathmandu. The only thing stopping him is a returning nightmare he cannot shake off, even though he is a man of serious, rational convictions. Reluctantly, he seeks the help of a monk who gives him an enigmatic task of finding and asking for help a dakini – an enlightened woman who can stop the dark prophecy from the dream from coming true.
A surprising film, combining a portrait of modern Nepal with the wisdom of Buddhist tales is the newest production by Khyentse Norbu, a Bhutanese director and lama famous in the international festival circles for "The Cup," "Travelers and Magicians," or "Hema Hema." In his films, the master of Himalayan cinema explores the mythology of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, without losing sight of the modern challenges faced by the people in the region. This time, Khyentse Norbu focuses his attention on the dakinis, enlightened women, and their energy, the energy of transformation.
The unique journey of the skeptical protagonist confronting the sacrum is also a fascinating journey through Himalayan landscapes, masterly shot by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing, a regular collaborator of Hou Hsiao-hsien, whom Five Flavours audiences remember from the hypnotic "Crosscurrent," "The Assassin," or "Millenium Mambo."
Born in 1961, lama (Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche), director and screenwriter. At the age of seven recognized as the third incarnation of the founder of the Khyentse line of Tibetan Buddhism, educated in Indian monasteries. He directing and political sciences in the US and at SOAS in London. In 1993, he was a consultant for Bertolucci’s "Little Buddha." In 1999, he directed his first production in India, a story of young Tibetan monks fascinated by football. His films, made in India and Bhutan, achieved quite a success at international festivals.
1999 Puchar Himalajów / Phörpa / The Cup
2003 Podróżnicy i magowie / Chang Hup Thengi Thruel Nang / Travellers and Magicians
2013 Vara: A Blessing
2016 Hema Hema / Hema Hema / Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait
2019 Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache