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LORI (MELANCHOLY OF MY MOTHER'S LULLABIES)
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
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
Prabin Kumar Rawat
Cinematography: Ujjal Bastakoti
Music: Ranzen Jha