Dir. Deepak Rauniyar, 2012, Nepal, Color, HD, 75 min , Nepali with English subtitles
"A daring film project that supports the fact that film can be next to a storytelling vehicle more and more, and also a witness of life on any place on earth. There are no limits in the land of global filmmaking as it becomes more and more of a reality in this century." Vivian van Dijk, EYES IN Magazine Editor-in-Chief
A phenomena of new Nepali cinema, after its world premier at Berlin Film Festival " HIGHWAY " is embarking on its world wide journey.
Set among the breathtaking landscapes of Eastern Nepal, HIGHWAY, the first fulllength feature of director Deepak Rauniyar, follows the journey of nine characters whose individual stories become accidentally interconnected during an ill-fated bus journey to the capital Kathmandu. The passengers — each of whom urgently needs to be somewhere else – find themselves stranded on the only main road due to an improvised and unlawful blockade known as a "bandh". While the passengers work out a resolution to escaping the combustible strike, the film shifts into their psychological and spiritual "bandhs", exploring a situation that many Nepalis are contending with since the end of the bloody 12-year civil conflict.
Aadi Productions in Association with Louverture Films
Seagull Films, Producers representative / festival placement
For festivals and screening updates, please visit: http://www.highwayfilm.com/
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GulfNews.com, Aug 1, 2012 - Nepali films make waves
Pune Mirror, July 29, 2012 - The other side of Nepal
The Himalayan Times, July 26, 2012 - Bold new Nepali film shatters stereotypes
The Himalayan Times, July 19, 2012 - Highway tales
Nepali Times, April 19 2012 - Highway heading your way
Radio Netherlands Worldwide, April 10, 2012 - A film about bandhs...
Ekantipur.com, April 4, 2012 - New roads for Highway
RabinSxp.com, March 11, 2012 - About Highway Movie
Eyes In, March 6, 2012 - Highway by Director Deepak Rauniyar
India Abroad, March 2, 2012 - Nepal's Highway to world cinema
India Realtime, Feb 22, 2012 - Nepal's "Bandh" Generation on the Silver Screen
Screen Daily, Feb 12, 2012 - Highway
Quiet Earth, Feb 13, 2012 - Berlinale 2012:Review of Deepak Rauniyar's HIGHWAY
BBC News Asia, Feb 9, 2012 - BBC man stars in Nepali feature film
The Rising Nepal, Jan 26, 2012 - Highway rides to Berlin Film Festival
NY Daily News, Oct 20, 2012 - Nepali filmmaker turns to Queens communities...