Spring in Florence brings an influx of Eastern-tinged film festivals through the Primavera del Cinema Orientale series. A highlight in the line-up is the Florence Korea Film Festival, which showcases a variety of movies from South Korea, all subtitled in Italian and English. 46 films are on the program this year, with a special K-Woman section aimed at exploring the roles of women in Korean cinema. Brace yourself for the Horror Night, one of the festival’s most popular traditions, perfect for those who like to leave the big screen a little short of breath.
Director and cult favorite Park Chan-wook will be one of several guests of honor.
The Festival has been organized since 2003 by TAEGUKGI – Toscana Korea Association. Our goal, besides the cultural and institutional cooperation between Italy and Korea, is the promotion of the seductive Korean cultural universe through the lens of the big screen, art exhibitions and conventions.
In addition to premieres and contemporary classics, the Festival – one of a kind in Italy, offers documentaries, short films, retrospectives of the main directors and actors of Korean cinematography, bringing them to you as special guests.
Since 2007, the Association promotes also Italian cinema in South Korea, cooperating with major festivals.
The Florence Korea Film Fest has signed a Memorandum agreement with one of the most important Korean festivals “JIFF – Jeonju International Film Festival”.
The Festival collaborates also with the BIFF – Busan International Film Festival, the first and most important Korean festival in Asia.