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14th edition of the Five Flavours – a November trip to Asia

To make up for months spent at home Five Flavours invites its audience to travel to Asia with specially programmed film section.

In 2020 many trips and travel plans had to be cancelled, so one of the main thematic sections of the 14th edition of Five Flavours Film Festival will be “Journey to Asia”. The programme will include films that will allow audiences to wander around the most inaccessible parts of the region, meet fascinating people and unusual places. Film travels are a good idea for those who yearn for beautiful landscape and bustling Asian cities but due to pandemic couldn’t pursue their dream vacation this year.

One of the films presented in this section will be “Mekong 2030”, a unique project behind which there are several directors from South East Asia: Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand), Anysay Keola (Laos), Sai Naw Kham (Myanmar), Kulikar Sotho (Cambodia), Pham Ngoc Lan (Vietnam). Two of them are well-known to audiences of Five Flavours – as part of 4th edition we presented a showcase of Anocha Suwichakornpong’s films, and Kulikar Sotho’s “The Last Reel” was in the Competition of 9th edition. An anthology film about one of Asia’s largest rivers, with 60 million people living on its banks, is a reflection on its future and need to take care of the region’s ecosystem. It is at the same time a unique insight into the world of communities using its resources, in some cases immortalized on film for the very first time.

The Mekong Delta will of course be only one of many areas audience will visit during the festival. As every year, the programme will include films from Japan, Korea or Hong Kong. The Five Flavours team is preparing numerous surprises, which will be gradually revealed on our website and in social media, so make sure you follow them!