A Curious Girl | Ein neugieriges Mädchen
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.
by Rajesh Prasad Khatri
with Sharmila Khadka, Nanda Lal Khadka, Jhupri B.K.
Nepal / France 2017 Nepali 14’ empfohlen ab 9 Jahren


  • Sharmila Khadka (Jaalgedi)
  • Nanda Lal Khadka (Jaalgedi’s father)
  • Jhupri B.K. (Jaalgedi’s mother)


Written and Directed by Rajesh Prasad Khatri
Cinematography Shishir Bishankhe
Editing Kiran Shrestha
Music Kabita Budha
Sound Design Bipin Sthapit
Sound Bipin Sthapit
Production Design Suman Nidhi Sharma
Costumes Tara Devi Malla
Make-Up Apsara Shrestha
Casting Surya Bahadur Shahi
Assistant Director Diamond Uprety
Production Management Ram Lal Khadka
Executive Producer Nanda Prasad Khatri
Producers Min Bahadur Bham, Catherine Dussart, Suman Nidhi Sharma, Nigam Bhandari, Rajesh Prasad Khatri
Co-Production CDP Paris
Cryptid Films Kathmandu

Rajesh Prasad Khatri

Born in Nepal in 1985, he studied literature and currently works as a primary school teacher. For the last ten years he has also been a theatre actor and director. He worked as production manager on films including Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen, 2015), the first Nepalese feature film to be shown at the Venice International Film Festival. His debut short film, Jaalgedi (A Curious Girl) premiered at the Busan International Film Festival.


2017 Jaalgedi (A Curious Girl); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018