Nepali movie ‘Soongava: Dance of the Orchids’ is recently selected for another prestigious Chennai International Film Festival, India. The movie will be premiered in the festival on December 18, 2012.
‘Soongava’ is a realistic film that depicts the conservative Nepali society in a very subtle and beautiful way. Although the Supreme Court of Nepal has legalized the existence of lesbians; traditional Nepali society is yet to accept their existence in practice. The movie presents the fact about the status of lesbians in Nepali society.
The movie previously participated in various film festivals like KIMFF Kathmandu; Hamburg Filmfest 2012, The world film festival- Montréal 2012, and International film festival of young Directors 9-13 oct. 2012 St. jean de Luz,France.