Five Flavours 2014 Preview: ScreenAnarchy's Top 5 Picks
Voted as one of the best international film festivals in the 2013 ScreenAnarchy writers poll, Five Flavours is a showcase of East and South-East Asian films focusing on particular countries, genres, directors, and themes.
Given that even the most popular and critically acclaimed pictures from this region has always had trouble finding distribution networks in Poland, it's only natural to get excited about seeing some of the latest offerings from Asian filmmakers right in the heart of the country's capital. Five Flavours presents all Warsaw-based cinema aficionados with an extremely rare opportunity to experience this still new and somewhat unexplored part of the cinematic world on big screens at venues across the city (Muranów, Luna, MSN).
Each year the ever-growing festival sees hundreds of visitors flock from the surrounding areas to indulge in a feast of cinematic delicacies from countries such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, or Thailand. The programme of the 8th edition is divided into the following sections: New Asian Cinema, Focus: Queer Asia, Wild Wild East, Horror Cinema. Apart from mainstream films from well-respected auteurs, there's a lot of independent features that might easily turn into the festival's surprising discoveries.
Five Flavours will be held from from November 12 to 20 in Warsaw.