Also in this program
This film is shown as part of program 4.
In a village deep in the mountains of Nepal, an aging shaman ekes out a living as a farmer. Since his childhood, the villagers have called him whenever they’ve been plagued by illness and suffering. One day, when he is asked to heal a sick man, his healing powers no longer work. Neither his trance-like recitation of mantras nor the sacrifice of a rooster has any effect. The gods don’t hear him. Has he become too old to be a healer? In tranquil and contemplative images, AAKHAT tells the story of a shaman who is facing the end of his life.
- Duration: 15 Min.
Meet the director
Gopal Acharya earned his bachelor’s degree in screenwriting and film directing. His short film MEMEH premiered at the Nepal International Film Festival in 2017. Acharya was a production manager for the Nepali film BUTTERFLY ON THE WINDOWPANE, which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2020. DIVINATION is his latest short film.