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18th Florence Korea Film Fest to Spotlight CHO Jin-woong
Sep 21, 2020
- Writerby Pierce Conran
BLACK MONEY to Open Italian Celebration of Korean Cinema
After being delayed from its usual March slot by this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the Florence Korea Film Fest is set to return for its 18th edition between September 23 and 30. The festival will open with BLACK MONEY (2019) and will feature a special focus on the film’s star CHO Jin-woong. Closing the festival will be the thriller Bring Me Home (2019), the comeback project of star LEE Young-ae.
Beyond BLACK MONEY (2019), other CHO Jin-woong films screening will include the hit thrillers A Hard Day (2014) and Believer (2018), the period prison drama MAN OF WILL (2017), the comedy-drama Intimate Strangers (2018) and the bromance Man of Men (2019).
In addition, CHO Jin-woong will take part in an online masterclass for the festival. Also participating in online masterclasses will be CHUNG Ji-young, who directed CHO in BLACK MONEY (2019) and is known for White Badge (1992) and Unbowed (2012), and film composer Mowg, known for I Saw The Devil (2010) and BURNING (2018).
Other features screening in this year’s lineup include mystery-thriller Idol (2019), exorcism horror-thriller Metamorphosis (2019), war film The Battle: Roar to Victory (2019), mystery-drama The 12th Suspect (2019), disaster action-comedy EXIT (2019), global sensation PARASITE (2019), family drama A Little Princess (2019), period drama MAL·MO·E: The Secret Mission (2019), and the indie dramas Moonlit Winter (2019), Move the Grave, Garden, Zoological (2019) and Light for the Youth (2019).