The films screened beneath Sinbulsan are nature itself. To double the joy of watching a film within nature, we present “Singing in Nature”. Every day, new performances and stories will appear on the stage and screen.
Time: Sep. 8(Sat) 19:00
Venue: UMFF Cinema
In the film The Himalayas, the two scenes in which Corporal Um Hong-gil’s favorite song, SanWoolim’s ‘One Day A Vague Memory’ is playing in the background leave a deep impression on the audience and bring peace to the characters toiling on their climb. On Saturday the 8th, we will be further touched when director Lee Seok-hoon’s The Himalayas is screened along with a performance by KIMCHANGWAN BAND, who sing such songs as ’One Day A Vague Memory’, ‘Mother and Mackerel’, ‘Child’, and ‘Mountain Grandpa.’
Extreme challenges such as climbing the Himalayas bring two reactions by ordinary folks. The first is, “wow, that’s incredible!” It is followed by, “but why do they do it?” In this film, climbers including leader Um Hong-gil are repeatedly interviewed and tell us about the value and meaning of their climb, but they are not easy to understand. Watching them reclimb the mountain to collect the bodies of their former members, however, we understand that the value and meaning cannot be expressed in a few words. That is the power of this film that is based on a true story.
Kim Chang-wan formed the group SanWoolim in the 70s, opening a new era in Korean music with signature hits like “Spread Silk on My Heart” and “The Meaning of You”. After their 13th album, Kim returns with “KIMCHANGWAN BAND” following in SanWoolim’s traditional musical sensibility, but also exploring new musical directions. The band will join us on September 8 for the film The Himalayas, and give us a touching performance.
Time:Sep. 9(Sun) 19:00
Venue: UMFF Cinema
Saturday is a day of sweet rest for all office workers. The Sunday program is designed to allow them a chance to leave the sterile offices behind and become one with nature. We hope to bring them comfort through the warm songs of the late Jo Dong-jin, who sang songs about life and nature such as To Become a Tree, In Place of a Tree Leaf, and Happy Person Jo Dong-hee, JANG Pil-soon, and Kwon Jin-won will provide the voices for his songs. Director Lim Soon-rye’s Little Forest will also be screened, helping the audience see a new lifestyle that can bring renewed energy into their tired lives.
When nothing goes to plan, be it tests, romance, or employment, Hae-won returns to her rural hometown and there she spends her winter, then spring, summer, fall, and winter again. After living through these four special seasons, Hae-won realizes her real reason for returning home, and begins a new spring. The film is director Yim Soon-rye’s latest, and it was a box-office hit in the first half of 2018. It is a young adult film portraying this generation’s concerns and maturity, with a delicious array of simple, but mouthwatering dishes.
Jo Dong-hee is the youngest sister of Jo Dong-jin and Dong-ik. She debuted as a singer with an album ‘Dove’ in 2011 and presented social consciousness as well as artist spirit through songs including ‘Five Stories of Love’ and ‘A Train to the Sea’. She also sang “Signal” sound track ‘Happy Person’ and has been extending career in drama and film industry.
Jang Pil-soon is one of the representative singers and song writers in Korea. She had her first album in 1988 singing, duo Soridoowool and released her next album as a solo singer in 1989. Her recent songs include ‘Rework’ and ‘Flowers of Sogil’, and her best-known song is When My Loneliness Calls Out to You.
Kwon Jin-won debuted in 1985. Afterwards she became a member of the group ‘People who search for songs’ and took part in singing such songs as In the Land of Equality and Love Song. She began singing as a solo singer and has released many magnificent albums including Bluebird in the North and Tree.
Time: Sep. 10(Mon) 19:00
Venue: UMFF Cinema
The modern man is afraid of falling behind. As we become more addicted to competition, perhaps this is the time to learn to slow down, relax, and enjoy life. Journey Sketch and their familiar acoustic guitar tunes of Stars Fall and Life wasn’t All That will cool our competition fever with their unique easy style. Along with their performance, director Baek Seung-hwa’s Queen of Walking, which provides a perspective on existence and the speed of competition, will lure us to enjoy our Sunday night as we recharge for a new start.
Unable to take any kind of vehicle due to congenital motion sickness syndrome, Man-bok walks 4 hours to go to school every day. While she continues with her boring school life, her teacher asks her to join the track and field team, where she starts race walking. The film seems like it will end up with a predictable victorious ending because of the excessively funny protagonist, yet the result betrays the viewer. It teaches the older generation, who force all the people in the real world, especially the youth, to become somebody, what warm and real truth is. That is right. They are precious individuals as they are whether or not they grow up as important people.
‘Journey Sketch is a group of musicians who make the forest of culture healthier and richer like an old giant tree.’
Journey Sketch debuted with When the Star Falls, the title song of their first album in 1989. With Luka (Cho Byung-suk), a songwriter, arranger, player and vocalist, and Nam Joon-bong, a player and vocalist, as main members, the group is well known for their numerous popular songs such as When the Star Falls, To My Old Friend, That Is How Life Goes, Destiny and Homemade Food.