Kalo Pothi wins best film award at Venice Film Festival Critics Week (trailer)

The Nepali movie premiered in Venice Film Festival, ‘Kalo Pothhi’ has been awarded the Best Film award at the Critics Week at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. The festival was held from 2nd September to 12 September, 2015. The festival organized by Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world.

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After winning the award, the director Min Bahadur Bham has told, “I want to dedicate this award to the my beautiful but torn country and my fellow Nepalese. I pray that peace prevails in my county and end the political crisis.” In the thank you speech, Bham has also remembered his late mother who had passed away recently.

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Kalo Pothi premiered in Venice Film Festival

Nepali movie ‘Kalo Pothi’ (The Black Hen) was premiered in a Venice Film Festival in Italy on September 5, 2015. To be premiered in the festival, considered to be one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is an honor to the Nepali film. This year’s Venice Film Festival is the 72nd edition of the festival.

The movie ‘Kalo Pothi’, a story of two kids during the hardship of Maoist civil war in Nepal, is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. The movie however doesn’t support any political views. The movie mostly shot in Mugu featues Khadka Raj Nepali, Benisha Hamal and Sukra Raj Rokaya. The director, Min Bahadur Bham, says that he has no immediate plans to release the movie in Nepal. The movie was produced in collaboration of the producers from Germany, Switzerland and France. The cinematographer Aziz Zhambakiyev had previously won an award on cinematography in Berlin Film Festival.

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Basulli (The Flute) selected in Venice Film Festival

Nepali movie ‘Bansuli’ has been selected in the 69th Venice Film Festival, to be held in Italy from August 29 to September 8, 2012. The director of the movie, Min Bahadur Bham, has also written the story and the screenplay of the movie.

The short movie produced by Black Horse Pictures in association with Underground Talkies, is 15 minutes long. Out of the total of 1752 short movies submitted, ‘Bansuli’ was one of the 18 movies selected in the festival. The movie features a 12-year-old Bijuli from remote Jumla in Nepal.  The movie features Nikita Budha Thapa, Ghanashyam Giri, Naresh Bhandari and Hira Bijuli Nepali among others.

xnepali.net team would like to congratulate the ‘Bansuli’ team for the selection of the movie in the prestigious film festival.