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by Min Bahadur Bham


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.

international title: The Black Hen
original title: Kalo Pothi
country: Nepal, France, Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Min Bahadur Bham
film run: 90'
screenplay: Min Bahadur Bham, Abinash Bikram Shah
cast: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka, Benisha Hamal
cinematography by: Aziz Zhambakiyev
film editing: Aziz Zhambakiyev, Nimesh Shrestha
art director: Menuka Rai
costumes designer: Nanda Keshar Bham, Tara Khatri
producer: Min Bahadur Bham, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
co-producer: Catherine Dussart, Anna Katchko
production: CDP - Catherine Dussart Productions, Tandem Production, Mila Productions Pvt. Lrd, Shooney Films Pvt. Lrd
distributor: Les Acacias


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2015
Critics' Week, FEDEORA Prize: Best Film

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