KATHMANDU, May 5: “Crossed Views,” a showcase of award-winning French and Nepali short films, is being hosted on May 11, 12 and 13 by the Alliance Francaise in Kathmandu and AADI Productions, with the support of New Nepali Cinema and Highway.
The screenings will be held at 4 pm each day at the Yala Maya Kendra at Patan Dhoka.
The showcase is to highlight on each day one of the three common themes of youth, relationship and humanity underlying in the 10 French and the five Nepali short films selected to be shown.
After the screenings, there will also be an interaction with a special guest who will discuss the topic of the day.
Both the French and Nepali short films are in the original version with subtitles in English, and the entry to viewing them is free.
The screening schedules are as follows:
1st Screening: Friday, May 11 – Youth
C’est gratuit pour les filles (It’s free for girls) – Claire Burger and Marie Amachoukeli – 2009 – 23min
Cabossés (Battered) – Louise de Prémonville – 2009 – 17min
I Hear the Raven’s Call – Shirish Gurung – 2011 – 20min
Antim – Nigam Shrestha – 2011 – 20min
Listen to the Wind – Tsering Rhitar Sherpa and Kesang Tsetan – 1999 – 31min
Interaction: Film director and producer Tsering Rhitar Shrepa accompanied by Nischal Basnet, Director of “Loot.”
2nd Screening: Saturday, May 12 – Relationship
¿Dónde está Kim Basinger? (Where is Kim Basinger?) – Edouard Deluc – 2009 – 30min
En attendant que la pluie cesse (Waiting for the Rain to Stop) – Charlotte Joulia – 2009 – 9min
Mémoires d’une jeune fille dérangée (Memoirs of a Disturbed Young Lady) – Keren Marciano – 2010 – 18min
Une pute et un poussin (A Whore and a Chick) – Clément Michel – 2008 – 15min
Ma Khushi Chhu (I’m Happy) – Abinash Bikram Shah – 2011 – 27min
Interaction: Filmmaker Abinash Bikram Shah accompanied by film critic Dipendra Lama.
3rd Screening: Sunday, May 13 – Humanity
Le petit dragon (The Little Dragon) – Bruno Collet – 2009 – 9min