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 distraught circumstances make her appeal to a beauteous Gita, a Jhangrini (spiritual healer). Gita's own crisis of faith and, perhaps, her stunning beauty, forces all three to a dizzying climax, leaving the lines between secular and spiritual desires eerily blurred.
Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
Tsering Rhitar Sherpa runs his film production company Mila Productions in Kathmandu. His other feature film is Karma and he is currently working on Uma. Mukondo is the arguably the first Nepali independent film to get noticed internationally.
Previous Screening and Awards:
3rd Asian Film Festival, Tokyo, 1999
Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, 2000
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2000
San Francisco International Film Festival, USA, 2000
Fukuoka International Film Festival, Japan, 2000
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2000
Mumbai International Film Festival, India, 2001