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Binod PAUDEL

Binod PAUDEL

Binod Paudel is a respected Kathmandu-based filmmaker and educator. Bulbul (2019) - his first feature as writer/director - released across Nepal to great acclaim. It collected some of this year’s top awards, press and audience responses for its poetic visuals, fresh naturalistic take and unforgettable characters. Earlier, he scripted the neorealism Saanghuro (2013), the first Nepali feature acquired by the UK’s Channel 4. Additionally, he was awarded the ‘Best Writer of the Year’ by Nepal’s President at the National Film Awards 2013 and Film Critics Society of Nepal Awards. Affiliated with the esteemed Tribhuvan University, Paudel leads Oscar International College, which offers the country’s only Bachelor’s in Film Studies. Today, his students and alumni are creating a new wave of Himalayan cinema screening at Venice, Busan and other top festivals. Now with Akron International, Binod takes his earthy, intimate characters and cinematic storytelling to a new, unexplored world.

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Bulbul

2019 / NEPAL / Feature / 116 min

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Binod PAUDEL

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Ranakala, working as a shared taxi driver in Kathmandu, has hidden unfulfilled desires. It has been six years since her husband went to work in a Persian Gulf country, leaving Ranakala alone to raise their daughter and care for her paralyzed father-in-law. Into this disappointing life, Chopendra enters; helping Ranakala get passengers and making her laugh through his wit. Initially, she holds herself back, but he’s kind and persistent. Eventually love grows and a relationship builds. Can Ranakala and Chopendra's dream turn into reality? Will they start a new life together? A series of well-earned story turns make Bulbul unique and engaging.


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