Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival to take place on October 22-28

Art & Culture
2018-10-19 11:29:37

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 10th Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF) will bring the wonderful world of art cinema to the Mongolian capital. From October 22 to 28, UBIFF will present an exclusive program of the best of the best from the international and Mongolia scene, including award-winners from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Toronto International Film Festivals from France, Germany, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Japan, Iceland and the United Kingdom.

As a result of the huge public success of the previous nine annual festivals, the City Mayor, City Arts and Culture Department, and Arts Council of Mongolia are working with the Embassy of France, Alliance of France Mongolia and Embassy of the Republic of Australia, Goethe-Institut Mongolia and to continue to introduce local audiences to a range of the most recent and cinematically daring, uncompromising and powerful filmmaking from around the globe.

On October 22, UBIFF will open with Mongolian premiere of They Sing up on the Hill, directed by Bat-Amgalan lkhagvajav, Ian Allardyce at 7:00 p.m. at Tengis Cinema.

This year, we will celebrate Russian Cinema. So naturally, Russian has been chosen as the festival focus country. UBIFF, in collaboration with the International Agency of Film Export will showcase three prominent Russian films on October 23 at Tengis Cinema. As s special guest of the focus country a Russian producer at BRICS MEDIA and director of International Development for Film Export Julia Bragina will visit Mongolia and will introduce the films and share her experience with the local film community.

The competition was announced for feature film, shorts and full length animation. The winners are: Life by J. Sengedorj-feature film, Chinggis Khaan by B. Tengis-full length animation and Cuckoo by L. Dashdoorov-short film. Winning films will be screened on October 24 at the Tengis Cinema.

Together with the festival international artistic director and Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight programmer Anne Delseth and support of Embassy of France and Alliance of France Mongolia, UBIFF is celebrating Directors’ Fortnight of 50th birthday of Cannes Film Festival section. On October 25 best of the sections films including film by a Master and one of the first directors shown in the first edition of Quinzaine back in 1969 Philippe Garrel and his latest title L’ombre Des Femmes”, “Refugiado” by Diego Lerman and the Majestic Birds of Passage, by Ciro Guerra and Critsina Gallego.

International film screening was programmed by UBIFF international programmer since 2013 Thibaut Bracq and selection includes new Benedikt Erlingson film WOMAN AT WAR. His previous film OF HORSES AND MEN was a success at the festival, and was very original, creating a parallel between horses and humans’ behaviors. SHOPLIFTERS, by the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, which won the Golden Palm in Cannes film festival this year and Argentinian director Dominga Sotomayor with her third long feature TARDE PARA MORIR JOVEN, which premiered in Locarno Film festival this year.

Together with the Australian Embassy in Mongolia and Goethe Institut Mongolia UBIFF presenting best titles from German and Australian cinema including “In the Fade” by Fatih Akin which won and selected for Cannes film festival, Golden globe for best foreign language film and German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards and Sweet Country by Warwick Thornton which won several awards at Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.

In addition, UBIFF is presenting VR film for the first time and legendary artist/ director Lynette Wallworth and her new VR title Awavena will be presented at Tengis Cinema and Shangri-La Mall from 2-8pm from October 23-28, 2018 for free of charge.

The tickets are available on www.tengis.mn for 5000 tugriks.