89th Oscars: Nepal Selects ‘Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen)’ for Foreign-Language Category

‘KALO POTHI (The Black Hen)’ a film directed by Min Bahadur Bham has been nominated for the Oscars 2017 from Nepal under the Foreign Language category.

Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen)

Nepal has selected this movie based on the movie’s standard to match the criteria for the award such as its technical, presentation, characters, emotions, story and various other aspects.

The film, which follows the adventures of two boys searching for their missing hen during a temporary cease-fire in the midst of a civil war in the mountainous landlocked South Asian country, wooed professionals last year at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival where it won the Critics Week prize.

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

The film is produced by Katchko, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Devaki Rai, Min Bahadur Bham and Anup Thapa and co-produced by France’s Catherine Dussart. World sales are being handled by Wide Management.

The Oscar 2017 is set to be held in 2017 for the 89th time.The film had been released on 3 June 2016.