TNFF 2013 Films

Mukondo

Mukondo (Mask of Desire)

Nepal’s submission to the 73rd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, Mukondo is set in Kathmandu of 1990s. This psychological drama centers on middle class life of Dipak and his wife Saraswati, who desperately desires for a son. Saraswati’s... Read More
Chhintang Doesn’t Believe In Tears

Chhintang Doesn’t Believe In Tears

This powerful documentary traces the Chhintang Massacre of 15 people by government security forces in Dhankuta in eastern hills of Nepal in 1980. The security forces’ action was carried out to suppress the Communist movement in the indigenous Kirat... Read More
Kadamandu

Kadamandu - A Story of Nepali Village

This documentary is about Kadamandu, a village in Doti in far western Nepal. Instead of heading to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and largest metropolitan, men folk from Kadamandu have for generations left for Mumbai as migrant workers because of its... Read More
Yomari Ya Bankhan

Yomari Ya Bankhan

This documentary is about Yomari, a unique delicacy of the Newars who are indigenous to Kathmandu Valley. Prepared on joyous occasions and festivals, the film highlights the religious and symbolic significance of the delicacy.
The Enemy of Ghosts

Bhutharuko Dushman (The Enemy of Ghosts)

This fascinating documentary is set in the Dhorpatan region, in western Nepal. It follows the traditional rituals followed by the Nishi village community. Local shamans and his entourage of Kapais (youth who have received Mantra from the shamans)... Read More
False Spring

False Spring

Set in the city of Prague, this visually stunning short is a portrait of an elderly man Janus and his interlude with a young woman on a warm spring day on the banks of Vltava River. The film juxtaposes lethargy of aging and vitality of youth.
Bansuli

Bansuli (The Flute)

“When will a train from Karnali to Bombay commence? Fate’s game, unfulfilled will remain heart’s yearning. Oh ... Karnaili’s flood ... when will you reach Bombay?” Set in a village in the mountainous Jumla in far western Nepal, this stunning... Read More
Cell Phone

Cell Phone

Set in a Tamang community village near Kathmandu, this humorous film is about young Choiku trying to impress Palmo, who he secretly admires. To impress her, Choiku conjures a plan to have his own mobile phone, but technology and tradition collide to... Read More
Dhulo

Dhulo (Dust)

Set in the populous and polluted streets of Kathmandu, this film is about two street kids and their deceivingly disparate adult lives they end up pursuing. The smaller and weaker one, who also stammers, ends up being a destitute pickpocket. The... Read More
Dashdungha

Dashdungha

This innovative fiction film is based on the mysterious and controversial car accident of the charismatic political leader Madan Bhandari in Dashdunga in 1993. What starts as a film about the Dashdungha incident quickly develops into many surprising... Read More