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Jaalgedi

A Curious Girl

Ein neugieriges Mädchen

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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

Nepal / France 2017

Nepali

14 min

recommendation: 9 years and up

With

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

Crew

Written and directed by
Rajesh Prasad Khatri
Director of Photography
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

Biography

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.

Filmography

2017 Jaalgedi (A Curious Girl); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

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