Soongava - Dance of the Orchids
Thursday May 8th 2014, 9:00 pm
Runtime: 85 minutes
Language: Nepali and English with English subtitles
Director: Subarna Thaoa
Country: Nepal 2013
In Kathmandu, beautiful Diya, aged 22, is training hard to become a traditional Nepalese dancer. But her hopes are shattered when her parents arrange for her to marry a stranger. When the deep friendship she has with her girlfriend, Kiran, becomes more passionate, Diya breaks things off with her fiancÃ©. The young womenâ€™s decision to live out their lifestyle, flying in the face of local morals and tradition, exposes them to very real danger. This is Nepalâ€™s entry into the Best Foreign Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.
This film contains graphic depictions of homophobic and sexual violence.