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BLACK HEN (KALO POTHI)

Closing Film

SYNOPSIS

We are in the year 2001, a temporary ceasefire brings a much-needed break to a small war-torn village in Northern Nepal, bringing much joy among the residents. Prakash and Kiran, two young close friends, are also starting to feel the change in the air. Though they are divided by caste and social creed, they remain inseparable, and start raising a hen given to Prakash by his sister, with hopes to save money by selling her eggs. However, the hen goes missing. To find it, they embark on a journey, innocently unaware of the tyranny brought by the fragile ceasefire.

 

ABOUT THE FILM

Genre: Drama

Country: Nepal

Runtime: 90 Mins

Director: Min Bahadur Bham
Min Bahadur Bham is a young emerging director graduated in Nepali Literature and Filmmaking with a post-graduate degree in Buddhist Philosophy and Political Science. His first short film was THE LAST BEGINNING (2009), followed by THE FLUTE (2012) which was a historical first for Nepali film as it was selected for the Venice IFF and won a Jury Award at the Toronto Nepali Film Festival. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and attended the Asian Film Academy in the Busan International Film Festival in 2013 where he was awarded The Outstanding Fellow Award. THE BLACK HEN, his debut film was the first Nepali long-feature film presented in Venice IFF, where it won the Best Film Award in the Critics’ Week section.

Language(s): Nepali

Subtitles: English

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