Dadyaa

Synopsis

This compelling short film captures the ongoing dilemma faced by an elderly couple. Atimaley and Devi’s village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying “goodbye,” the couple has to decide whether to keep living through memories or to leave the village for good.

Director

Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet

Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet have been working together for six years. Their first short film ‘The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite’ was screened in international film festivals including Abu Dhabi, Tampere, Locarno and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. ‘Dadyaa – The Woodpeckers of Rotha’ is their second short film. The Duo is working on their first-feature film ‘The Whole Timers,’ selected at the Cinefondation L’Atelier of the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

Other info

Previous Screenings and Awards:

73rd Venice International Film Festival, 2016

Toronto International Film Festival, 2016

Busan International Film Festival, 2016

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

South Western International Film Festival

Ekadeshma Festival De Contemporary Cinema, 2016

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, 2016