‘Kalo Pothi’ famed director Min Badaur Bham’s new movie ‘A Year of Cold’ has won SØRFOND grants with cash prize $60 thousand in during Cannes Film Festival at France Tuesday.
Six projects were selected by the jury to receive support from SØRFOND, four fiction- and two documentary projects including Bham’s new feature movie ‘A Year of Cold’.
‘A Year of Cold’ will be produced by Min Bham, Verona Meier, Ape&Bjørn AS under the banner of Shooney Films. The company earlier produced by critically acclaimed ‘Black Hen’.
The synopsis reads, In order to find her missing husband, pregnant Pema and Buddhist monk Karma go on an epic journey deep into the Himalayas that will eventually transform their lives.
Jury says, A subtle film that tackles the daily struggle for the rights and recognition of women in a deeply patriarchal society. The jury found it interesting that the script poetically portrays both Nepal’s breath-taking sceneries and rich cultural traits, through our main character’s liberating journey.
According to makers, the principle photography of the movie will start by next year. SØRFOND is an international co-production fund administered by the Norwegian Film Institute in co-operation with Films from the South Festival (Oslo Festival Agency Foundation) with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.