A Curious Girl

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    A Curious Girl

    Jaalgedi

    Directed by

    Nepal, France

    2017

    14 min

    • Nepali

    Drama

    High up in a Nepalese highland village, the children drive their cattle out to pasture. In these imposing natural surroundings they spend their days singing, playing and guarding the animals. When two backpackers suddenly turn up, the children are filled with astonished excitement – and Jaalgedi is especially curious. But in all her amazement and fascination for the two strangers, she forgets to keep an eye on the cows.

    Awards

    • The Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury - Berlinale Generation

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sharmila Khadka
    Nanda Lal Khadka
    Jhupri B.K.
    Screenplay
    Rajesh Prasad Khatri
    Cinematography
    Shishir Bishankhe
    Editing
    Kiran Shrestha
    Music
    Kabita Budha
    Production
    SHOONEY FILMS
    Rajesh Prasad Khatri

    Rajesh Prasad Khatri

    Nepal

    Rajesh Prasad Khatri is a Nepalese filmmaker and is currently a primary school teacher in his mountain village. A CURIOUS GIRL (2017), his debut short film, premiered at Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2017, won the Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2018, and screened at over 30 international film festivals, winning 12 awards. Prior to making short films, he was an assistant director, most notably on THE BLACK HEN (Min Bahadur Bham, 2015), the first Nepali feature film to premiere at Venice International Film Critics’ Week 2015, and Fedeora Award for Best Film winner.