4th Ulju Mountain Film Festival – Opening Film

Piano to ZanskarPiano to Zanskar by Michal Sulima (UK) will be the Opening Film of the 4th Ulju Mountain Film Festival, which will run from September 6th – 10th, 2019 in Ulsan, Korea.

About the festival:
Organized by the City of Ulju, Metropolitan City Ulsan, presented by Organizing Committee, Ulju Mountain Film Festival is the first and the only international mountain film festival in South Korea, dedicated to present and promote films & culture dealing with the mountains, adventure and exploration, nature and environment. The festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers and mountaineers to meet and exchange ideas through the seminars, events, screenings and social gatherings.


Opening Film

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Piano to Zanskar by Michal Sulima – UK | 2018 – 86 minutes

Having worked as a piano tuner in London all his life, Desmond is now 65 and almost at retirement. He begins a journey to a school in Zanskar, a remote little mountain village in the Himalayas to deliver a piano. Those around him can’t understand why he won’t just take it easy cashing his pension checks, but unperturbed, Desmond treks on, taking 20 some year-old Anna and Harold as helpers and companions. Despite the perilously steep mountainsides they must travel while carrying a piano, there is no shortage of smiles as they care and show consideration for one another. Here is a magical journey of a person who wants to share what he loves the most with others, and his beautiful companions who want to take part in that goodwill despite hardships. (Billy Choi)

September 6th | Friday | UMFF Cinema | 20:00 pm
September 8th | Sunday | Seonbawi Theater | 13:30 pm



About the director:
Michal Sulima is a Warsaw-born film director and cinematographer. He graduated in photography from the University of the Arts London. He took a turn towards film-making and spent several years working in art and advertising fields. Piano to Zanskar is his independent debut, marking an entrance into the feature-length and documentary territory.

For more information about the programme of the festival please follow the next link: Ulju Mountain Film Festival

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