KALO POTHI, Dir. Min Bahadur Bham | Nepal | 2015 | 90’
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.
MIN BAHADUR BHAM
An award-winning young filmmaker and producer from Nepal, Min Bahadur Bham was born in 1985, graduated in Nepali Literature and Filmmaking and Post Graduate in Buddhist Philosophy and Political Science. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Asian Film Academy (Busan) in 2013.
His short film The Flute (2012) and his debut feature Kalo Pothi (2015) were the first Nepalese films presented at Venice Film Festival, the latter winning the Fedeora Award, Critic’s Week section.
Min Bahadur Bham is also President of the Independent Film Society of Nepal, Assistant Professor at Oscar Int. College of Film Studies and Programmer at Ekadeshma Film Festival, Nepal.
Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen), Min Bahadur Bham (Fiction, Feature, 2015)
Serdhak (The Golden Hill), Rajan Kathet (Fiction, Feature, 2015)
Jhalo (Year of the Bird), Shenang Gyamjo Tamang (Short, Post-production, 2016)