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    The Black Hen

    Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
    Nepal | 90 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    The Black Hen

    Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
    Nepal | 90 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    The Black Hen

    Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
    Nepal | 90 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    The Black Hen

    Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
    Nepal | 90 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    The Black Hen

    Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
    Nepal | 90 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    The Black Hen

    Directed by Min Bahadur Bham
    Nepal | 90 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

Set against the backdrop of the Nepalese civil war, Min Bahadur Bham’s quietly affecting debut follows two boys—friends despite their class differences—who go on a quest to retrieve the hen they had raised together. Meanwhile, the ever-present war encroaches on both families’ lives…

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film synopsis

Set in 2001 against the backdrop of the Nepalese civil war, Min Bahadur Bham's beautiful film is both quietly affecting and singularly revealing about life on the margins in rural Nepal. Despite their class differences, Kiran (Sukra Raj Rokaya), the grandson of the village chief, and Prakash (Khadka Raj Nepali), the poor son of a peasant, are inseparable friends with a mission: to raise a hen and then sell its eggs to benefit Prakash and his family. When circumstances force Prakash's father to sell the bird, the boys embark on a quest to buy it back. Meanwhile, the ever-present war encroaches on both families' lives...

Bham carefully sketches the mores of the villagers' impoverished existences while providing moments of humor to offset the harsh realities the boys are faced with daily. By doing this with such skill, he has crafted a lovely, humanist drama.

"Bham's feature-film debut offers poised storytelling, heartrending performances and cinematic imagery galore... [He] and his crew... have produced an evocative piece about harsh lives unraveling in a war-torn, rustic land." Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

film details

Original Language Title: Kalo Pothi
Country: Nepal
Year: 2015
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: Nepali
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Best Film, International Critics' Week, Venice
Director: Min Bahadur Bham
Producers: Anna Katchko, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Debaki Rai, Min Bahadur Bham, Anup Thapa, Catherine Dussart
Principal Cast: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka
Cinematographers: Aziz Zhambakiev
Editor: Nimesh Shrestha, Aziz Zhambakiev
Music: Jason Kunwor
Screenwriter: Min Bahadur Bham, Abinash Bikram Shah
International Sales Company: Wide Management
Website: www.widemanagement.com/kalo-pothi

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