The mountain is in itself a vast world, yet we find another intricately intertwined world as we look closer. The film follows Romanian wild mushroom hunters in their strenuous search. Like the intricately intertwined network of filaments making up a mushroom, their lives are intricately connected by mushrooms, and the film shows the mysterious propagation and expansion of their lives. Just as patience and cooperation are essential in mushroom hunting, their lives too must coexist like the forest, trees, and mushrooms, despite occasional quarrels and bickering. Thus does the mushroom spreads to another, larger world. (H.Jay LEE)
[Screening Information]-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.28 ~ 11.01 (5 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)
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Bernd Schoch lives and works in Hamburg as a freelance filmmaker. He studied media art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung at the ZKM Karlsruhe. He has curatorial activities in the film and music sector and is a professor at HfbK Hamburg since 2019. He directed Slide Guitar Ride(2005), Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht(2011), Kurze Ecke(2014), Olanda(2019) and others.