Apetite in five flavours


It's today when the sixth edition of Five Flavours Film Festival starts in Warsaw, in Muranow and Praha cinemas. he seven-day programme involves six sections and thirty new features with two European premieres. First day's menu offers tasty Malasian bites and an animated delicacy from Korea.

The main section of this year's edition is Focus: Malaysia dedicated to the young generation of Malaysian filmmakers who are involved in the transformation of the Malaysian cinema and in their original, daring way present the reality of their country. The core of the Focus is a selection of the films from one of the most promising Malaysian directors, Woo Ming Jin. Two of the titles included in the programme: "The Elephant and the Sea" (at 18:00) and "Days of the Tourqoise Sky" (at 20:30) are screened in Kino Praha.


The opening ceremony takes place in Muranow cinema at 20:30 with Malaysian "Songlap" and the director Effendee Mazlan to attend the screening. Before, at 18:00, Muranow cinema hosts multiply awarded Korean animation "The King of Pigs" from Yeun Sang-ho. It's one of the titles presented in the New Asian Cinema section which becomes the Five Flavours' competition this year. Tbe best title is selected by People's Jury.


Besides, the programme involves films focused on social and political issues, presented in the Freedom in Asia section as well as a selection of genre films: martial arts in Water Dragon Attacks and thrillers and horrors. The screenings are introduced by film specialists and Q&As with the festival's guests. Special events include "A Gentle Creature" butoh performance, a series of mahjong workshops in Muranow cinema and exhibitions of film posters designed by Dorota Podlaska to illustrate this year's catalogue.

Five Flavours takes place in Warsaw by 30 October. Selected titles are also presented in Wroclaw, from 27 to 30 October in Helios Nowe Horyzonty cinema.

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