the black hen


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.

Followed by Q & A with Director Min Bahadur Bham


Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Nepal

Genre: Drama

Country: Nepal, France, Germany, Switzerland

Year: 2015

Duration: 90 minutes

Director: Min Bahadur Bham

Language(s): Nepali

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer: Min Bahadur Bham, Catherine Dussart, Anna Kachko, Devaki Rai, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Anup Thapa

Screenplay: Min Bahadur Bham, Abinash Bikram Shah

Cinematographer: Aziz Zhambakiev

Editor: Nimesh Shrestha, Aziz Zhambakiev

Music: Jason Kunwar

Sound Recording: Xavier Marsais                                                                                  

Sound Design: Bipon Stahpit

Principal Cast:  Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka, Benisha Hamal