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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.
A cult, pioneering film by one of the most important Asian LGBTQI+ directors. Jade is a girl working on an online sex cam. To make her videos more attractive, she decided to get a tattoo. She makes an appointment with the tattoo artist Takeko who unexpectedly turns out to be her childhood neighbor – and her first love.
This sensuous, nuanced beautifully shot film shows the complex emotional connection between the women and reveals painful stories from their pasts. At the same time, it is a film about the first generation growing up in the internet era – like all generations before, they too are lost in their emotions and, despite the unlimited access to media and messengers, surprisingly lonely.
At the time when the film was made, it was a breakthrough. The director had a very difficult time finding actresses willing to star in a film about love between women, so she had to look for her protagonists not only in Taiwan, but also in Hong Kong – this is where she found Isabella Leong who plays Takeko. But the role of the film cannot be overstated – it turned out to be of great importance not only to the audiences in Taiwan, but also in the more conservative Asian countries.
Director and screenwriter, graduate of the Philosophy Faculty of the National Chengchi University. She worked as a journalist, and made several documentaries shown at worldwide film festivals in the 1990s and 2000s. Her feature debut about drag queens, "Splendid Float" (2004), received three Golden Horse Awards – including Best Taiwanese Film of the Year. Her feature films focus mostly on LGBTQI+ protagonists. Together with her partner, cinematographer Hoho Liu, she is developing the "Over the Rainbow" project whose goal is to produce a series of LGBTIQ+ films in six different Asian metropolises. She is the only Taiwanese director, apart from Ang Lee and Hou Hsiao-hsien, invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – the body that awards Oscars.
2002 Si jiao luo / Corners (dok.)
2004 Yan guang si she ge wu tuan / Splendid Float
2007 Pajęcze lilie / Ci qing / Spider Lilies
2012 Hua yang / Ripples of Desire
2017 We Are Gamily / Wei Hun Nan Nv
2020 Ai Sha / Wrath of Desire