The Kathmandu-based Nepali film industry, also known as Kollywood, might be an unheard name in the international film fraternity. But “Himalaya,” a Nepali movie in collaboration with France, brought Nepal’s movie industry into the limelight by entering the best foreign language film category at Academy Awards in 2000.
After almost a decade, Nepal is now making its debut at the Cannes International Film Festival starting May 13. Two Nepali movies, “Chaukath (Threshold)” and “Awaken Eyes,” will give the international audience a taste of Nepali culture.
Both the movies will be screened in the non-competitive category in the short film section.
Deepak Rauniyar’s 30-minute film “Chaukath” won the third place in the international film category at the 2008 Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
From the Hindustan Times:
The film raises questions about the restoration of democracy in Nepal when women are still destined to live as the second sex.
“Awaken Eyes,” is a 29-minute feature directed by Binod Paudel.
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