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Online April 28 - May 1



Nepal I Hong Kong  I 15  mins I Drama I Short I 2022

Nepali w/ English subtitles

'Special Jury Mention' - Cannes Film Festival 

From National-Award Winning Director Abinash Bikram Shah

A mother sings lullabies to her 12 year-old daughter in order to calm her down. But, when the lullabies end, their reality turns out to be much grimmer and more life-altering.

Screens in-person with feature film:  IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM

About the Artist

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Abinash Bikram Shah is a National Award-winning writer/director based in Nepal. An alumnus of Locarno Filmmakers Academy, Berlinale Talents, and Asian Film Academy, he has written, directed, and produced short films that have participated and won at many International Film Festivals.


His most recent short film LORI (Melancholy of my Mother’s Lullabies) became the first Nepali film to be officially selected at Cannes Film Festival (2022), where it competed for Palme d’Or Short and was awarded a 'Special Jury Mention'. He has also written several feature films that have premiered in Berlin International Film Festival (2012) and Venice - International Film Critics Week (2015) and went on to become Nepal's Official Entry for the Oscars in Best Foreign Language Film section.


Abinash is currently preparing for his feature directorial debut.





Writer/Director:       Abinash Bikram Shah  


Producer(s):             Benjamin Grubbs

                                 Anup Poudel

                                 Vinod Sekhar

                                 Darren Shaw

                                 Prabin Kumar Rawat

Film Editor:             Suraj Paudel

Cinematography:   Ujjal Bastakoti

Music:                      Ranzen Jha



Cast:                Priti Jha 

                         Sujita Sah

                         Ankita Yadav

                         Bikash Yadav

Prod. Design:          Sandeep Badal


Art & Costume:        Kala Sangroula


Sound:                      Shrawal Raj Pandey

                                  Dikesh Khadgi Shahi

Make-up:                  Sarita Shah


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