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 the Berlin Film Festival " HIGHWAY " is embarking on its world-wide journey.
Set among the breathtaking landscapes of Eastern Nepal, HIGHWAY, the first full-length 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...