In 2015, Paris celebrated the Korean Year in France under the 2015-2016 Bilateral Exchange. The exchange will take place in French cities including Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Nice, and will run until August of this year. The French Year in Korea will start later this year in cities including Seoul, Busan, Daejeon and Daegu, and will run throughout 2016.
In honor of this exchange, yesterday I attended a conference held by my association, The Blue Dog, at the Public Library (Bibliothèque Levi-Strauss) in Paris. The conference including a film screening, a recounting of the history of Korean cinema, and a question and answers segment with French Journalist and film maker Hubert Niogret and director Sara Grimaldi.