Intl film festival in Nepal from Jan 27

  • 'Jhola' to be screened on opening day
Intl film festival in Nepal from Jan 27

Jan 20, 2014-

A five-day international film festival is being organised in Kathmandu starting January 27.

The festival to be organised by Nepal Film Society will be held at the Russian Cultural Centre in Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu where a total of 10 films from Nepal, India, South Korea, Spain, Israel, France, Norway, South Africa and Russia will be screened.

Speaking at a press conference held in the Capital on Monday, Society Chairman Krishna Malla said the aim of the festival was to promote Nepal as a place for international film festival and publicise Nepali films in the international community.

Nepali film 'Jhola' based on now obsolete Sati system of ancient Nepal would be shown on the first day of the festival. Other significant films from the participating countries would be screened during the festival during which two films would be shown every day. 

Sati system used to be a Hindu custom in the ancient times during which the widow used to self immolate on her dead husband's pyre. 

During his premiership, former Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher had abolished Sati system from Nepal.

Film 'Jhola' is based on a book by noted litterateur Krishna Dharawasi. 

Published: 20-01-2014 18:22

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