Films about man and nature in various genres - fiction, documentary, and animation - will be presented for all generations from preschool children to the elderly. A total of 10 feature films and 20 short films have been prepared.
This year, UMFF Together will talk about the stories of people and nature in Asia, set in different times and places. China: taking place during the Japanese occupation, a family’s tragic destiny is portrayed in Winter after Winter. Taiwan: a coming of age film about 3 Atayal minority boys, Hang in There, Kids! Japan: a story with a backdrop in the mountain home in Onanjiyama starring Aoi Yu, Climbing to Spring. Kyrgyzstan: a Nomadic family raising horses, and the lives of three women portray the period and changes in civilization - Heavenly Nomadic. Nepal: Supermonk, a story about the friendship between a boy soldier fighting in a civil war and a mountain village monk. Korea: The Stars Whisper, Moon, Thread, and A Letter from Phnom Penh.
Family films for parents and their children include: The Day of Chocolate, an imaginative fairy tale reminiscent of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Taiki, a story about what happens when Bruno’s parents take him to the Swedish mountains away from games, and various shorts such as Mama and Cast Off.
Other films to see at the UMFF Cinema include: Only the Brave, an American biographical film based on the bravery of the Granite Mountain Hotshots; and Goodbye, My Girlhood, dealing with the pilgrimage of 16-year-old Wangmo from the mountain village Ladākh, India.