The principle photography of the movie ‘The Whole Timers’ has been started at Achham district in west Nepal. According to production Company Media Port, the shooting is taking place in this remote area despite severe cold weather.
Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung are jointly directing this much anticipated movie of the year 2020. Media Port and Les Films du Tambour, a French production company are producing this war drama.
The movie, which captures the final three years of the decade long civil war through the eyes of a young guerrilla. “Our primary objective is to create a movie that has the formal, artistic and stylistic aspects of a documentary,” said director Basnet.
Developed within Jerusalem International Film Lab, and selected in markets likeCannes CinefondationL’Atelier, Locarno Open Doors Lab and Film Bazaar, this is Basnet and Gurung’s first feature movie.
Prior to this, the director duo’s short film ‘Daadya: The Woodpeckers of Rotha’ received the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival among other international awards. Their other film ‘The Contagious Aparitions of Dambarey Dendrite’ has also won accolades across various film festivals around the world.