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Ai Weiwei, Shinya Tsukamoto, Woo Ming Jin - first titles of the sixth edition revealed

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Films from Ai Weiwei, Woo Ming Jin and a cult Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto spice up a fascinating film journey through Asia brought by the sixth edition of Five Flavours Film Festival. This year's edition takes place in Warsaw from 24 to 30 October.

The sixth edition pays a special attention to Malaysian cinematography. Focus: Malaysia section takes a closer look at the most interesting productions from this country, presented and awarded in the recent years at numerous international festivals worldwide. Woo Ming Jin, announced by Variety magazine "a new, brilliant, striking voice of East Asian cinema", is one of the special guests of this year's Five Flavours.

Another thrill of excitement comes from Japan. "Kotoko", the latest masterpiece from Shinya Tsukamoto, is a highlight of New Asian Cinema section. The cult director of Tetsuo: The Iron Man explores a controversial story of a woman suffering from hallucinations. An extreme stress leads a single mother, played by Japanese singer Cocco, to a nervous breakdown.

A new section included in the sixth edition is Freedom in Asia. The selection of the tiltles involves solely documentary films and is organised in the cooperation with Lech Walesa Institute. It brings two films from a Chinese contemporary artist, curator and political activist, Ai Weiwei: "So Sorry" and "Ordos 100". For Ai Weiwei, the film is a medium to express his critisim of the totalitarian in his country.

Last but not least, Five Flavours never forgets about genre cinema fans. This year's late night screenings present a true Asian spécialité de la maison: horrors and - for the first time at the festival - martial arts films.

 

Five Flavours Film Festival is an annual event to present films from East and South East Asia.

The festival is organised by Warsaw-based Arteria Art Foundation. The sixth edition is implemented with the financial support of the Warsaw City Council, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, the Polish Film Institute, the Lech Walesa Institute and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Warsaw.

 

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