Featured image for “The Black Hen”
Shown: January 22, 2023 at 6pm

Director : Min Bahadur Bham

Country : Nepal

Release Date : 2015

Duration : 90 mins

Language : Nepali

Subtitles : Yes

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.

There’s a rough and ready enchantment – a magic of mood and landscape – in this prizewinning Nepalese film.”  (Nigel Andrews – Financial Times)