East and Southeast Asia, City to City: Seoul
Programming for the Festival since:
Secret film love:
Torn between Korean superstar Jung Woo-sung and director Kim Jee-woon.
Should have seen it by now but haven’t:
Favourite television series:
The Korean television series My Love from the Star (Byeoreseo on geudae). Yes, I am one of the 2.5 billion streamers of the show, and yes that is billions — not millions. Awesome.
Your secret Toronto begins...
Lunch at Yuzu where, during the Festival, one can meet half of the Asian film industry over great sashimi and soft shell crab. Dinner at La Buca, by far one of the best Italian restaurants abroad — and I am really picky when it comes to home cuisine!
Giovanna Fulvi is the Asian Cinema Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival®, and has been programming for TIFF since 1996. Fulvi is responsible for discovering and introducing audiences to the newest films and filmmakers of Asian cinema from countries such as mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.
Fulvi is based in Italy and currently works as a programming consultant for the Torino Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Along with her various programming duties, Fulvi has worked as a film consultant and acquisitions manager for various organizations over the past seventeen years. She is presently the Head of Acquisitions for Filmauro in Rome, Italy. In 1997, Fulvi worked as a production assistant for Alan Miller’s documentary on the Italian production Opera Turandot, staged by Zhang Yimou. Fulvi also worked on Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor as a researcher for historical and cultural accuracy.