The 12th edition of Five Flavours Asian Film Festival takes place in Warsaw on November 14-21. The replika of the Festival in Wrocław takes place on November 23-25 in Nowe Horyzonty Cinema.
Five Flavours Asian Film Festival is a yearly survey of the cinema from South and Southeast Asia. For 11 years, we have brought premiere screenings of the newest, carefully selected titles from the region to the Polish audiences, along with classics from the Asian archives, retrospectives of the chosen filmmakers, and national cinema retrospectives.
The world of Asian cinema is growing and expanding rapidly – artists from the smallest regions of the continent are finding their way to international festival audiences, independent filmmakers unite across borders to speak out about the most difficult subjects, the producers of local blockbusters are more and more successful in competing with global giants. Five Flavours Film Festival invites everyone to discover and experience this bustling universe. The viewers will have a chance to encounter the wildest productions of Asian pop culture, admire contemplative film poems and engage in discussions about art, politics and challenges of the modern world.
The program of the Festival is comprised mostly of titles unknown in Poland, unavailable in regular distribution. The wide selection includes auteur cinema, as well as high-quality genre cinema; daring works of independent filmmakers and commercial blockbusters which hold a special place in the cinematic landscape of Asia.
Like every year, the highlight of Five Flavours program is the New Asia Cinema competition section, presenting fresh voices and outstanding productions that address current issues and broaden the boundaries of film imagination. Films from Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Vietnam will compete for the Grand Prix of the Festival.
The screenings are accompanied by meetings with guests from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Asian Academy lectures and other special events.