Since its beginning in 2018, UMFF Life has screened a diverse range of films for audiences of all ages under the theme of Mountain, Nature, and Human.
First of all, UMFF Together will screen a total of 10 features and 20 shorts that include family films for parents and children, about people and nature in Asia in a variety of settings, as well as shorts that can be enjoyed by all age groups.
UMFF Classic has extended its range of settings from 'mountain' to 'nature', and now brings films from more countries like the UK, France, and China. Films include David Lean’s masterful Lawrence of Arabia, two early features by French director Jacques Tati, The Big Day and Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, and Lu Chuan’s Kekexili: Mountain Patrol.
Seven films will be presented in the new section, Landscape, which endeavors to make respectful and sincere observations of people living amid nature. The films can be read in an ethnographic manner, as well as from a cultural perspective that shows how people have lived and continue to live within nature.
This year, UMFF Life will be presented in various theaters, including the outdoor Starlight Theater, Eonyang Theaters inside the Eonyang Service Center, and Seonbawi Theater. This will allow for more active participation by Ulju residents in various parts of the city. For some screenings, a commentary will be provided before the screening.