Kalo Pothi To Represent Nepal in Oscars Quick Info: Quick Info

  • Foreign Language Category 
  • Knocked out ‘Pashupati Prasad’ and ‘Ko Afno’ in the selection race

Kalo Pothi ‘The Black Hen’, the debut by Min Bahadur Bham about two boys searching for the missing Hen amidst the civil war, has been selected as Nepal’s official submission for the Foreign Language category in 89th Academy Awards (popularly known as The Oscar’s ).This film was released on June 3rd.

This movie which followed the adventures of the two boys wowed professional last year at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival and won Film Critics’ week.


The poised storytelling heartrending performances and cinematic imaginary galore presented in the movie made it stand out and got selected knocking out ‘Pashupati Prasad’ and ‘Ko Afno’ movies from the selection race.

The Nepalese president has also honored the director with the National Talent Award for his contribution to arts and culture.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s review of the film earlier this year at Hong Kong’s Filmart TV and Film market praised the title as a “debut [that] offers poised storytelling, heartrending performances and cinematic imagery galore.”

The film features Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka, Benisha Hamal, and Bipin Karki.

Nepal has selected this movie based on the movie’s standard to match its technical aspect presentations, characters, emotions story and various other aspects.

Set during Nepal’s10 year long civil war and focuses on two young boys from different communities in the remote villages in Nepal. The movie was highly acclaimed by critics and had done good collection in the box-office.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will officially announce shortlist of best foreign-language film category on Jan 17. Final five nominees will be announced on Jan 24 at the time when nominations in all categories of the Academy Awards will be unveiled. The 89th Oscars ceremony will take place on Feb 26, 2017, at Dolby Theatre, California.

Fingers all crossed for Nepal’s very first Oscar. Good Luck!!!

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