Nepali cinema ‘Kalo Pothi’ grabs the BEST FILM AWARD in 72th Venice International Film Festival Critic’s week. The festival that was held in Italy is one of the oldest film festival in the world.
Min Bahadur Bham directed cinema becomes the first Nepali cinema to be selected in Venice Film Festival. The big budget film’s producers’ are from Nepal, France, Switzerland and Germany.
Min dedicated this award to Nepal and the people of Nepal. He also dedicated this award to his late mother who passed away recently. With this amazing win at the festival, is has surely encouraged all the producers and directors to create even more better cinema.
SYNOPSIS of the movie:
Year 2001, a temporary ceasefire brings 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 gifted by Prakash’s 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.