Retrospective of Kim Ki-duk
to be held also in Milan, Rome, and Turin
Korea Film Fest
3rd International Festival of Korean Cinematography in Florence
South Korea invades Italy in the third engagement of the Korean Film Fest, an international Korean film festival with a retrospective of the director Kim Ki-duk
taking place from April 8th through the 14th at the Stensen Auditorium in Florence (Viale Don Minzoni, 25/c).
Whether it be first screenings or contemporary classics, the one-of-a-kind festival in all of Italy will offer about twenty projections: a cinematographic run that begins at the debut of the director, Kim Ki-duk
. Starting from the first projection in Italy of Crocodile (1996) in which he overturns all the rules regarding cinematographic language, to Wild Animals (1997), his second film which marks the return of the director to the city in which he lived in during his European stay: Paris. Continuing with the first national screenings is Real Fiction
, a feature-length film directed by Kim Ki-duk
, filmed in only three hours with ten movie and two digital video cameras to allow for experimentation with the potential of this new cinematographic tool. Not to miss are the latest masterpieces from Ki-duk: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter...and Spring Again and 3-Iron
- The Empty House (which received a Special Award from the Jury at the 2004 Venice Film Festival), which are responsible for the international recognition the director has received.
It will not only be Kim Ki-duk
in the Florentine review: Korean cinema will be appreciated through the first colossal Korean animation, Wonderful Days
, the short animations of the Indiestory Production, Lee Jae-yong
's film entirely in costume, Untold Scandal
, and Too Young To Die
from Park Jin-pyo
The Korea Film Fest was founded in 2003, born out of Riccardo Gelli and Eun Young Chang's idea aiming to introduce Korean cinema, which at the time was still not well-known due to the overshadowing of Chinese and Japanese cinema. Since the start the event has been sponsored by Koreanair and Samsung with support from the Region of Tuscany and the Municipality of Florence.
The retrospective of Kim Ki-duk
will be hosted in other Italian cities in the upcoming weeks: Milan (April 15-24th), Turin (April 15-22nd), Rome (April 26-30th), and Bologna (April 20th, 22nd, 28th and May 1-5th).
Not just cinema. Historical revocations and debates, short animated films, and Korean folklore: the festival will also be an occasion to penetrate into the seductive Korean universe, incredible history, fascinating customs, culture, and population.
Ufficio Stampa Stensen
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Program of the Korea Film Fest
Friday, April 8th
Crocodile - Kim Ki Duk, South Korea, 1996, by Kim Ki-duk
Saturday, April 9th
, South Korea, 1998, 35 mm, color, 100'
The Island -Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 2000, 35 mm, color, 85'
Sunday, April 10th
Short Animated Films
- Kim Moon-saeng
, South Korea, 2003, animation, color, 87'
, The Empty House- Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 2004, 35 mm, color, 90'
Monday, April 11th
Wild Animal - Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 1997, 35 mm, color, 105'
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring
Again - Kim Ki Duk, South Korea, 2003, 35 mm, color, 101'
Tuesday, April 12th
morning - Session with the University of Florence, Department of Art and Theater History
The Coast Guard
- Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 2002, 35 mm, color, 100'
- E J-yong, South Korea, 2003, 35 mm, color, 120'
Wednesday, April 13th
Too Young To Die
- Park Jin-pyo
, South Korea, 2001, 35 mm, color, 67'
Bad Guy - Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 2001, 35 mm, color, 100'
Thursday, April 14th
- Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 2000, 35 mm, color, 84'
- Kim Ki-duk
, South Korea, 2001, 35 mm, 117'
Full Ticket: _ 5
Reduced Ticket: _ 3,50 (members and children under the age of 12)
Stensen 2005 Membership: _ 10
Korea Film Fest pass: _ 30
Reduced Korea Film Fest pass: _ 20
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