Film - Program 4 Filmfest 2021


Directed by Gopal Acharya


Director: Gopal Acharya
Section: Program 4
Country: Nepal
Year: 2021
Language: Nepali
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Nar Bahadur Gaha Magar, Mem Bahadur Gharti Magar, Ganesh Gaha Magar
18+ (no age rating)

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

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.


Screenplay: Gopal Acharya
Director of Photography: Ankit Poudel
Film Editor: Sandeep Shrestha
Sound design: Samrat Khanal
Producer: Prem Prasad Adhikary
Production Company: Oscar International College