Kathmandu, October 31 – The Nepali feature film ‘Halkara,’ which delves into the social dimensions of foreign employment in Nepal through the story of a postman, has earned a spot in the 9th edition of the Asian Film Festival in the United States.
This remarkable achievement comes after ‘Halkara’ represented Nepal in the ‘International Feature Film’ category during the 96th edition of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar Awards).
Bikram Sapkota, the director of ‘Halkara,’ enthusiastically shared the news that the film had been selected for the competitive section of the festival, which is scheduled to take place in Culver City, Los Angeles, from November 8 to December 3.
“We are thrilled to announce that our film has been nominated for this prestigious award. Two showings are planned during the festival, and we are inspired by the positive reception our unique story received on the international film stage,” said Sapkota.
The film features talented actors such as Mahesh Tripathi, Binita Thapa Magar, and Deepak Chhetri, among others, who bring the narrative to life. ‘Halkara’ sheds light on the complex and often-overlooked aspects of foreign employment and promises to captivate audiences on the global stage.
As ‘Halkara’ prepares to grace the Asian Film Festival, it represents another step forward for Nepali cinema on the international platform, demonstrating the nation’s growing influence in the world of filmmaking.