Movie – Kathmandu A mirror in the sky

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Starring – Verónica Echegui, Saumyata Bhattarai, Norbu Tsering Gurung etc
Director – Iciar Bollain

The movie is a Spanish movie shot in Nepal. In Spanish the title is “Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo”. The movie features Spanish actress Verónica Echegui and Nepali actress Saumyata Bhattarai, and Norbu Tsering Gurung as main characters.

The director of the movie Iciar Bollain is the winner of Goya Spanish Academy Awards. The story of the movie is based on a novel by Victòria Subirana. The movie features beautiful locations and places of Nepal.

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Laia, a young Catalan teacher, moves to Kathmandu in the early 90’s, to volunteer in a local school.

She will soon discover extreme poverty and a devastatingly bleak educational system that leaves out the most needy. She initially protests and later decides to get married out of convenience, so as to legalize her situation and take on an ambitious educational project in the slums of Kathmandu.

She immediately realizes that she can’t do it all by herself. She also discovers a beautiful gift she had never expected: to fall in love with the stranger she marries.

She finds herself torn between her love life and her commitment to the children she helps. Laia and Sharmila, another young teacher who becomes her dearest friend, work side by side to launch a new project that will distance Laia from her partner beyond repair. It will, however, always unite her to Sharmila and small Kushila, in a personal journey into the depths of the Nepalese society and also to her most inner self.

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