Venice in Seoul - 4th edition< Back
13 feature films from the 72nd Venice Film Festival
The Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema, the Venice Biennale Foundation, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Seoul proudly present Venice in Seoul 2015, which will be held from 4th to 13th December 2015. Celebrating its fourth edition, this year’s Venice in Seoul will provide a precious opportunity to enjoy the major Italian films of the Venice International Film Festival 2015.
From the Italian classic Amarcord to the most recent The Wait starring Juliette Binoche, this year’s edition brings together 13 Italian films encompassing a wide spectrum from the classical to the contemporary. The public is invited to experience and enjoy the past and present of Italian cinema.
This year’s edition of Venice in Seoul is comprised of three sections. The first section, “Venice 72,” features films from the official competition of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. Films including Blood of My Blood by the well-known Marco Bellocchio, For Your Love, where the leading actress Valeria Golino was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, and The Wait, starring Juliette Binoche, will be screened.
The second section, “Venice Classics,” presents prestigious classic films that have been newly restored. The selection includes unmissable masterpieces such as Amarcord directed by Federico Fellini; She Wolf, a melodrama portraying strong emotions; Opiate ’67 and We Want the Colonels featuring masterly performances of Ugo Tognazzi.
“New Currents”, the last section, is dedicated to contemporary Italian films representing the latest aesthetic and expressive trends. Featured films include Italian Gangsters and Burning Love, characterized by unique filmic form; Don’t Be Bad, depicting the shadows of reality through genre clichés; and documentaries River Memories and Zac - the Flowers of Evil, raising issues on society. The uniqueness and diversity embodied in the films presented in Venice in Seoul 2015 will encourage viewers to cherish great expectations of the festival.
For a deeper understanding of Italian cinema, the renowned film critic Han Chang-ho will give a cine-talk on Blood of My Blood, the latest film directed by Marco Bellocchio.