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PROGRAM

UMFF Focus - New Journey

This year’s Ulju Mountain Film Festival slogan is “New Journey”. To begin planning for a film festival in the mountain was in itself a challenge for Ulju Mountain Film Festival. Now in its 3rd year, the 2018 festival has selected this slogan with the purpose of reiterating that climbing steep mountains is a new journey, every time, as well as to attempt more challenges in different turfs and methods. Someone has once said that the one time we feel happiness is the one moment we are not unhappy. But that moment in which we overcome changes and adversity is also a moment of happiness and accomplishment. We introduce to you 5 films about characters who face adversity head on. Resina is about a cellist who returns home and learns to adapt to life there, and Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain shows Pema’s family as they journey and challenge themselves to find freedom in a Tibetan mountain village. Sonita and Marygrace are two films in which music become a source of power to overcome hardships. Lastly, CRUX is about world class climber Lai Chi-Wai’s wheelchair climbing attempt. They help us reflect on the challenges we face within our tough lives.​

Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain

Tian TSERING

CRUX

HO Sinchung

Marygrace

Pam BRANDON

Resina

Renzo CARBONERA

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem MAGHAMI