The Empty Hands
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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.
Mikawa has Japanese roots, but she grew up in Hong Kong. From her earliest years, she was raised around karate. Her father set up a dojo in their apartment and subjected her to intense training. So intense, in fact, that the girl began to hate the sport. Now the old master passed away and Mari wants to get rid of the training room and get the apartment back to normal. There is one serious setback – her father left half the dojo to his former student. He resumes the training and gives Marie an ultimatum which will force her to consider getting get back on the mat.
"The Empty Hands" is not one of the typical martial arts film, once made in Hong Kong by the dozens – thanks to Chapman To's auteur attitude. The choice of the Japanese karate instead of the Chinese kung fu is already subversive and refreshing, but there is more. The beautiful shots and the slow, contemplative narration, juxtaposed with powerfully filmed fights create a story about a brutal fight of a conflicted soul. An extraordinary, deep role was created by Stephy Tang – actress and singer known to Five Flavours audiences from "My Prince Edward." Before shooting the film, Tang spent six months training karate. The father is played by Yasuaki Kurata, the legend of martial arts cinema.
Born in Hong Kong in 1972, known mostly for his acting career. He starred in the "infernal Affairs" trilogy and Chung Mong-hong's debut "Parking." He has actively supported the protests in Hong Kong, which got him blacklisted among Chinese producers. He directed two films.
2016 Kai fan la! / Let's it
2017 Puste ręce / Hung sau dou / The Empty Hands