‘Shambhala’ became the first Nepali film to be selected for the Berlin Film Festival.

The film ‘Shambhala’, prepared under the direction of director Min Bahadur Bham, has created a new history. This film has become the first Nepali film to be selected for the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. This film has been selected in the ‘International Film’ category for the 74th edition of the Berlin Film Festival.

The film tells the narrative of a pregnant woman in a high Himalayan village who, after her husband deserts her, goes in search of him with her brother-in-law. It has also brought up the topic of polygamy.

Bham and Abinash Bikram Shah are co-writing the film. Abinash Bikram Shah is the author of “Kalo Pothi” and the director of the short film “Lori,” which went on to win the Grand Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Director Min stated, “We had originally planned to call this film Chisho Barsha, but we decided that Shambhala would be a more fitting title once the script was complete. We put a lot of effort into making this film, and it is finally finished after 44 drafts over the course of six years, even without considering any other projects or films.

Produced under the banner of Suni Films Pvt Ltd, ‘Shambhala’ has Thinley Lhamo, Sonam Topden, Tenzin Dalha, Karma Shakya, Loten Namling, and others in lead roles. The film has already won many international ‘grands’. It is said that the budget of this film, which was shot in Dolpa, is around 98 thousand euros.

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