The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015)



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In a remote Nepalese village, Prakash and Kiran, two 12-year-old inseparable friends, despite belonging to different castes, decide to raise a hen to earn some money by selling its eggs. But one day, the hen goes missing. To find it, the embark on a journey, innocently unaware of the dangers incurred by the fragile ceasefire to the civil war rocking the region.


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A film of a remarkable visual force, Kalo Pothi seems a more interesting work in the anthropological aspect than in a cinematographic one. [Full review in Spanish]

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

With a nod to Robert Flaherty's ethnographs, director Min Bahadur Bham conveys a sense of centuries of unchanged, pre-industrial living, suddenly encroached by modernity.

Jan 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's a rough and ready enchantment -- a magic of mood and landscape -- in the prizewinning Nepalese film The Black Hen.

Dec 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Some of the acting is amateur but it works, leaving a sense of damage that honours the thousands of known casualties of the war.

Dec 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A tough-love drama with shades of Bicycle Thieves.

Dec 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is an engaging movie and a valuable debut, notable for disturbing and unexpected dream sequences, tapping into the boys' deepest fears - sequences that reminded me of Buñuel's Los Olvidados.

Dec 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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