The Black Hen
Dir. Min Bahadur Bham. Nepal, 2015. 1h 30m. Nepali/subs. Starring Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla.
Oblivious to the terrors of civil war, two young Nepalese boys set off on a mission to find their missing hen.
Combining stunning cinematography and charming performances, this bittersweet drama blends stark realism and ethereal spiritualism.
‘Mixing moments of humour and tragedy, along with realism and the ethereal…Black Hen is an effective showcase of a promising filmmaker in flight’. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter