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Italian films and the special project, Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded
12 | 17 | 2013

17th December 2013 to 5th January 2014

Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema, in cooperation with the la Biennale di Venezia and the Italian Cultural Institute in Seoul, is proud to present the 2nd edition of Venice in Seoul from 17th December 2013 to 5th January, 2014.
This year the Venice Film Festival celebrated its 70th edition. A selection of 17 films is now ready to meet the Korean cinephiles in Seoul, Korea; from the newly digitally restored classic films such as Paisan, A Bullet for the General and Property Is No Longer a Theft to the very recent Italian films like Intrepido: A Lonely Hero, A Street in Palermo and Sacro GRA which was the winner of the Golden Lion award this year.
Moreover, documentaries on masters such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Anna Magnani; Venice 70 - Future Reloaded is the special project to celebrate the festival's 70th occasion not to be missed. 70 directors from all around the world participated in this project including Hong Sang-soo.

Also remarkable in the program is Yuri Esposito, one of the very first fruits from the Biennale College - Cinema. The program also includes the talks by director Oh Seoung-uk, film journalist Ju Sung Chul and critic Han Chang-ho.

The director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, commented: “Thanks to this renewed partnership, we reached a significant trifold goal. First of which is to contribute to promoting Italian cinema abroad at a time when the market situation seems not too favorable for the commercial distribution of films (such as unreleased full-length films, documentaries, and restored classic films). This partnership also aims to foster intellectual and cultural growth of the audience, counteracting the limits imposed by economic difficulties related to the traditional distribution. Lastly, it hopes to let people know better and in a more articulated way the Venice International Film Festival which stands as the most important event in the midst of a panorama of other festivals”.