Nepali Film ‘Gurans’ Wins Jury Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Nepali film ‘Gurans’ has garnered prestigious recognition by winning the Jury Award at the renowned Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Europe. The director of the film, Saurav Rai, expressed overwhelming excitement upon receiving a warm response during the festival’s premiere in the Czech Republic on July 5. He shared, “We are thrilled to be honored right from the first screening. This recognition has tremendously boosted our confidence and enthusiasm for the film’s subsequent showings.”
The premiere show was graced by the presence of actress Menuka Pradhan, who has already established her name in the film industry. Pradhan shared her excitement about the unique experience of participating in a prestigious film festival.
‘Gurans,’ a collaborative effort between Nepal and India, revolves around the story of a 10-year-old girl who embarks on a journey in search of her lost dog. Director Rai, who also penned the film’s story, intricately presents the evolving economic and social dynamics against the backdrop of Darjeeling.
The film features actor Tulasi Khawas in a leading role, portraying the central character, while Khagendra Lamichhane delivers a compelling performance as the father figure. The compelling narrative, combined with the talented cast, has garnered attention and acclaim at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The recognition received at such a prestigious festival has not only elevated the status of ‘Gurans’ but has also brought well-deserved recognition to the Nepali film industry. The success of ‘Gurans’ serves as a testament to the creative talents and storytelling prowess of Nepali filmmakers, further establishing their presence on the international stage.