THE BLACK HEN
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2016

THE BLACK HEN

Directed by Min Bahadur Bham

Info

Director: Min Bahadur Bham
Section: International Independents
Country: Germany, France, Nepal, Switzerland
Year: 2015
OT: KALO POTHI
Language: Nepalese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka, Benisha Hamal, Nanda Prashad Khatri, Bipin Karki, Pravin Khatiwada
18+

Logline

THE BLACK HEN

Northern Nepal, 2001: While government forces and Maoist rebels keep a fragile ceasefire, the two young friends Kiran and Prakash try to earn money selling eggs in their village. When their hen disappears, they have to set out in search of it through a country ravaged by poverty and civil war.
“This film is shot in my home village Mugu. I want to bring the audience's attention to a region so beautiful yet wrought with unimaginable hardships. The two young protagonists, as well as most other roles, are nonprofessional actors selected from the local community.” - Min Bahadur Bham

Meet the director

THE BLACK HEN

Min Bahadur Bham

Born in 1984, Min Bahadur Bham graduated in Nepali Literature and Filmmaking and has a Post Graduate Degree in Buddhist Philosophy and Political Science. His short film THE FLUTE (2012) was the first Nepali film at Venice Film Festival and won the Jury Award at Toronto Nepali Film Festival. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and attended the Asian Film Academy at Busan International Film Festival in 2013 where he was awarded The Outstanding Fellow Award. Min Bahadur Bham is a President of the Independent Film Society of Nepal and Assistant Professor at Oscar College of Film Studies. He owns a production company, Shooney Films. THE BLACK HEN is his debut film and the first Nepali long-feature film screened in Venice.

Credits

Screenplay: Min Bahadur Bham, Abinash Bikram Shah
Director of Photography: Aziz Zhambakiyev
Film Editor: Nimesh Shrestha, Aziz Zhambakiyev
Composer: Jason Kunwor
Production Designer: Suman Nidhi Sharma
Costume Design: Nanda Keshar Bham, Tara Khatri
Sound: Bipin Stahpit
Producer: Tsering Rita Sherpa
Production Company: Mila Production
Co-Producer: Catherine Dussart, Anna Katchko, Min Bahadur Bham
Co-Production Company: CDP, Tandem, Shooney Films
World Sales: Wide Management