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AHN Sung-ki to Shine 13th Florence Korea Film Festival
Mar 09, 2015
- Writerby June Kim
Introducing the K-War Program
Organized by the TAEGUKGI - Toscana Korea Association with support from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the Florence Korea Film Festival is about to enter its 13th year Korean cinema celebration. Opening on the 20th of March and running until the 30th, the festival will showcase a diverse and extensive lineup of 34 features and 11 shorts from Korea that are set to thriller audiences in Florence.
The programming this year ranges from commercial films such as KUNDO : Age of the Rampant, international festival favorites A Hard Day, A Girl at My Door, Mourning Grave, and Alive, to auteur films Hill of Freedom and One on One. The opening slot will be the number one all-time box office champion, KIM Han-min’s Roaring Currents while the closing film is also a nautical pic, SHIM Sung-bo’s Haemoo.
A new addition to the festival is the K-War section which has selected seven titles. Riccardo Gelli, the director of the festival said, "This initiative was conceived on the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, to understand how cinema described the war on the other side of the world.”
As per previous years, the Florence Korea Film Festival has invited a special guest, this year being veteran actor AHN Sung-ki. Recognizing his achievements through AHN’s filmography, works from his earlier days such as Our Joyful Young Days (1987) up to his most recent work with IM Kwon-taek, Revivre will be screened.