We are Champions
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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.
A sports film doesn't have to rediscover the genre to be thrilling and exciting. Using familiar motifs and schemes can be an advantage, if the elements of the plot are arranged in the right way and the production value is on spot. This is the case of "We Are Champions," which is considered to be one of the best basketball films in the history of cinema.
Chang Jung-Chi's film is a gripping, perfectly composed story of two brothers for whom basketball becomes the meaning of life and a way to escape their miserable condition. Both start out together with a street basket. Then, one of them is admitted into an elite school and quickly turns into a star, while the other, due to his hearing difficulties, gets into a team that is about to be dissolved. The High-School Basketball League (HBL), which is extremely popular in Taiwan, is a background for an exciting tale about solidarity in sports and emotional challenges faced by the players.
The director is recreating the reality of the game in meticulous detail, having spent years interviewing basketball players and encouraging the actors to spend months in training before shooting. The final outcome is more than perfect.
Born in Taipei in 1980. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker. In 2006, he received the Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary for "My Football Summer." His feature debut "Touch of the Light," a story of a blind pianist, was produced by Wong Kar Wai and brought Chang another Golden Horse Award. With his later films, the director confirmed that he is a filmmaker who feels comfortable within different conventions and can saturate his stories with both humanism and visual energy.
2006 Qi ji de xia tian / My Football Summer (film dokumentalny)
2011 Wu yue tian zhui meng 3DNA / Mayday 3DNA (film dokumentalny)
2012 Dotyk światła / Ni guang fei xiang / Touch of the Light
2014 Gong fan / Partners in Crime
2017 Xia tian 19 sui de Xiao xiang / Edge of Innocence
2019 Jesteśmy mistrzami / Xia ban chang / We Are Champions