The Black Hen
Directed by Min Bahadur Bham, Nepal 2015
90 mins. Nepali dialogue with English sub-titles
In 2001, a temporary ceasefire gives 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.
What the Critics say:
"There's a rough and ready enchantment - a magic of mood and landscape - in this prizewinning Nepalese film."  (Nigel Andrews - Financial Times)