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12 Films you shouldn’t miss at the 6th Ulju Mountain Film Festival

These are twelve films you shouldn’t miss at the 6th Ulju Mountain Film Festival, which will take place onsite and online from April 2nd – 11th, 2021.

About the festival:
The 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.

This year the festival will take place on site and online from April 2nd until April 11th. You can read about the ticket information and festival passes here: Ticket Information

IMPORTANT:
Due to the current pandemic we urge filmgoers to follow the festival recommendations. All screening seats are spaced out due to COVID-19. To prevent COVID-19 infection, you MUSTT wear a mask in all places at all times, and you can enter after a heat check and checking the electronic entry list. Food or beverages are not allowed in any theaters. Please be safe and always take care. – AFF

Selected Films:

2000 Songs of Farida by Yolqin Tuychiev – Uzbekistan | 2020 – 110 minutes
Section: International Competition, NETPAC

2000 Songs of Farida tells the story of the impact of political events in Turkestan at the beginning of the last century through the example of one family. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 6th, 2021 | Tuesday | Alps Cinema 1 | 16:30 pm

Trailer:

A Bedsore by Shim Hye-jung – Korea | 2019 – 99 minutes
Section: Focus, Korean Wave

Gang Chang-sik, a retired civil servant, lives with his wife who was struck by a cerebral haemorrhage a few years ago, and her caretaker, Yu Soo-ok, a Korean Chinese woman and illegal immigrant. Even through his wife is in poor shape, Soo-ok insists on taking time off on weekends. One day, Soo-ok decides to quit her job in order to enter a sham marriage to get a new visa. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 6th, 2021 | Tuesday | Alps Cinema 1 | 10:00 am

Trailer:

Baato by Lucas Millard, Kate Stryker – Nepal, USA | 2020 – 81 minutes
Section: International NETPAC

Every winter Mikma and her family travel by foot from their village nestled deep in the Himalaya of Eastern Nepal to sell local medicinal plants in urban markets. This observant film is a deep dive into a way of life that is in a slow and chaotic, yet inexorable transition. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 2nd, 2021 | Friday | UMFF On Air | Available until April 11th
April 6th, 2021 | Tuesday | Alps Cinema 1 | 19:00 pm

Trailer:

Daughter of the Light by Khashem Gyal – China | 2020 – 99 minutes
Section: International Competition, NETPAC

Although 13-year-old Metok Karpo lives in a Tibetan boarding school for orphans, her divorced parents are alive and well, leaving her to be raised by her maternal grandparents, who make her school-holidays hell by continually denouncing her father. While her mother unsuccessfully remarries, Metok embarks on a journey to find her father. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 2nd, 2021 | Friday | UMFF On Air | Available until April 11th
April 4th, 2021 | Sunday | Alps Cinema 1 | 13:00 pm

Trailer:

Festival by Kim Lok-kyoung – Korea | 2020 – 108 minutes
Section: Focus, Korean Wave

Kyung-man is an unknown MC who emcees various events while taking care of his ill father and a younger sister. One day, his father has passed away. He gets an offer from a colleague a high-paying job in the countryside. Desperate for money, he accepts and heads to Samchunpo for an 80-year-old lady’s birthday party. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 3rd, 2021| Saturday | Alps Cinema 2 | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

Good Person by Jung Wook – Korea | 2020 – 98 minutes
Section: Focus, Korean Wave

Gyeong-seok, a high school teacher, agreed to look after his daughter, Yun-hui, at the sudden request of his ex-wife. He brought Yun-hui, who doesn’t want to be with him, to school. While he was away for a second, his daughter ran and hit by a car. The driver indicated one of Gyeong-seok’s student as the real perpetrator. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 4th, 2021 | Sunday | Alps Cinema 1 | 18:30 pm

Trailer:

Into the Storm by Adam Brown – UK | 2020 – 83 minutes
Section: International Competition

A troubled teenager from the deprived barrios of Lima tries to realise his dream of becoming a pro surfer and raise his family out of poverty but barrio life proves hard to escape. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 2nd, 2021 | Friday | UMFF On Air | Available until April 11th
April 5th, 2021 | Monday | Drive in UMFF | 20:00 pm

Trailer:

Jinpa by Pema Tseden – Hong Kong | 2018 – 87 minutes
Section: Focus, Life

On the path of life, sometimes we meet someone whose dreams overtake our own to the point that they converge. On an isolated road in Tibet, a truck driver takes a young hitchhiker a ride and finds that this man is out to kill someone. As he drops him off, the truck driver realizes that their short time together has changed everything, and that their destinies are inexorably intertwined. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 3rd, 2021 | Saturday | Alps Cinema 1 | 10:30 am
April 7th, 2021 | Wednesday | Drive in UMFF | 20:00 pm

Trailer:

Jiseul by O Muel – Korea | 2012 – 108 minutes
Section: Focus, Life

In 1950’s, a populace of a South Korean island rebels against police brutality. The protesters are labeled as communists and the army is dispatched. One small village will be hit especially hard that day. Based on historical events. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 4th, 2021 | Sunday | Alps Cinema 2 | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

Land and Housing by Kim Ki-seong – Korea | 2020 – 83 minutes
Section: International Competition, NETPAC

Bongmyeong-dong Jugong Apartment is one of the first apartments in Cheongju. Although the district was designated as a maintenance area in 2008, the construction just got started. The residents who had hoped the redevelopment plan would be thwarted started moving out one by one, and those who want to remember the place that will soon disappear begin to visit Bongmyeong Jugong Apartment. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 6th, 2021 |Tuesday | Alps Cinema 1 | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

The Climbers by Daniel Lee Yan-gong – China | 2019 – 115 minutes
Section: Panorama

The expedition led by Fang Wuzhou conquered the Everest, but lost all evidence in an unexpected accident. The world turned its back from them and Wuzhou got lost in his life after losing his colleagues from the accident. 15 years later, he hears of the recruitment of the Everest expedition. With his new colleagues, Wuzhou is on the last challenge to put everything back on that day. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 4th, 2021 | Sunday | Drive in UMFF | 20:00 pm

Trailer:

The Hill of Wind by Park Suk-young – Korea | 2019 – 106 minutes
Section: International Competition, NETPAC

After the funeral of her husband, Young-boon tells her stepson that she wants to go for a short trip. But actually, she is going for a job interview in a faraway countryside city, Taebeak. What Young-boon really wants is to start a new life. After she got a small job, she visited to meet an old friend but only to find a letter saying Han-hee is looking for her mother, Young-boon. (UMFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 5th, 2021 | Monday | Alps Cinema 1 | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

For more information about the festival please go to: https://umff.kr/eng

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