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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.
Boxing is not just a career, it is also a passion, a way of life, and countless hour spent in training. Urita gets out on the ring, even though he loses all his fights. Ogawa, on the other hand, has a real talent, and easily knocks out all his opponents on the way to his championship. Where will the friends' careers develop from there and are all cards already on the table?
"Blue" is an atypical film about boxing, told in the key of a quiet psychological melodrama. The director does not focus on the most effective ways of filming the gushing blood and broken noses, but on the everyday lives of the protagonists from a small boxing club, who truly love their sport.
Why are people so eager to sacrifice their time and health for this difficult sport? The director answers the question in a subtle, bittersweet way, letting us feel the smell of the training room and feel the emotions ob being between the corners. "Blue" is a smart film about dreams, stubbornness, the need for appreciation ingrained deep within all of us. It captures the truth about human nature in a way that is surprisingly subtle for a boxing film, but remains incredibly accurate.
Director and screenwriter, born in Saitama. He began working in the film industry already as a student of visual arts in Tokyo. He collaborated with Shinya Tsukamoto – as an actor in "Bullet Ballet" and as camera assistant for "The Snake of June." His 2005 debut "Raw Summer" received an award a the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. From then on, he has been busy making genre films.
He has been boxing for 30 years.
2005 Nama-natsu / Raw Summer
2006 Tsukue no nakami / The Contents of the Desk
2013 Bashauma san to biggu mausu / The Workhorse & the Bigmouth
2016 Himeanôru / Himeanole
2018 Ken'en / Thicker Than Water
2018 Itoshi no Irene / I Love Irene
2021 Niebieski narożnik / Buru / Blue