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Black Hen, The

Black Hen, The


We are in the year 2001, a temporary ceasefire brings a much-needed break to a small war-torn village in Northern Nepal, bringing much joy among the residents. Read more …

Prakash and Kiran, two young close friends, are also starting to feel the change in the air. Though they are divided by caste and social creed, they remain inseparable, and start raising a hen given to Prakash by his sister, with hopes to save money by selling her eggs. However, the hen goes missing. To find it, they embark on a journey, innocently unaware of the tyranny brought by the fragile ceasefire. 


The critical consensus

A moving portrait of the effects of war on ordinary lives.

***(*)(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 05/12/2016

This little story about a lost hen becomes ever darker, ever more disturbing.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 07/12/2016

Maoist guerrillas inflict brutal violence on a village in this engaging debut, marked by dream sequences reminiscent of Buñuel.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 08/12/2016

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday December 9, 2016, until Monday December 12, 2016. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday December 16, 2016, until Saturday December 17, 2016. More info:

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