At Florence fest, Korean films are seen through Italian eyes 2013/03/24, Source,
Italian film enthusiasts gather outside Cinema Odeon on the opening night of the 11th Florence Korea Film Fest on March 15. By Anderew J.Clark
FLORENCE, Italy - The Florence Korea Film Fest opened on March 15 to a packed house of eager Italians. To mark the triumph of Korean films abroad, some of the biggest names of Hallyuwood descended upon the Tuscan capital city. In between screenings, directors Choo Chang-min, Im Sang-soo and actress Jeon Do-yeon spoke about just how they managed to appeal to international audiences. Seated under the Art Nouveau glass dome of the Cinema Odeon in Florence, in what was originally a 15th-century palazzo, the Italian audience was swept back in time to the 16th century on the other side of the world - the Joseon Dynasty as depicted in the film "Masquerade" (2012), directed by Choo Chang-min,...More
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