Pusan: Record viewers for Italian cinema

Article published on Oct. 10, 2008
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Article published on Oct. 10, 2008
The 13th Pusan International Film Festival has closed. Having grown over the years to become one of the most important festivals worldwide (thanks also to its audiovisual market), the even this year paid special attention to Italian cinema, beginning with a retrospective on Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (including their latest, The Lark Farm [trailer, making of]).

The World Cinema section featured the world premiere of Tonino Zangardi’s Sandrine nella pioggia (presented by lead Adriano Giannini and producer Mauro Castellini), Forse Dio è malato by Franco Brogi Taviani, Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo [trailer] and Ferzan Ozpetek’s A Perfect Day [trailer], as well as the co-production Lorna’s Silence [trailer, film focus] by the Dardenne brothers.

The aforementioned films were much acclaimed by audiences, the press and industry professionals, along with Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah [trailer, film focus] and Sergio Rubini’s Colpo d'occhio [trailer, making of], selected respectively in the Open Cinema and Midnight Passion sections.

Gabriele Barcaro cineuropa.org