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The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) Reviews

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April 25, 2017
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]
January 1, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2016
There's a rough and ready enchantment -- a magic of mood and landscape -- in the prizewinning Nepalese film The Black Hen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2016
Some of the acting is amateur but it works, leaving a sense of damage that honours the thousands of known casualties of the war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2016
A tough-love drama with shades of Bicycle Thieves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2016
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 Buņuel's Los Olvidados.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2016
It appears to be a simple tale about two boys in a remote... rural community on a quest to retrieve a hen that one's father has sold. From such a simple beginning, director Min Bahadur Bham is able to portray an entire society in microcosm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2016
A moving portrait of the effects of war on ordinary lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2016
Bham's snapshots of life in wartime bristle with rugged, work-a-day conviction. Yet he's equally potent on more intense episodes ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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