Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet


Atimaley and Devi’s village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying goodbye, the old couple faces a dilemma – to keep living with the memories or to leave the village for good?

Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet

Director of Photography
Chintan Raj Bhandari

Film Editing
Chandra Khaptadi and Bindu Ghonday

Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha and Prajjwal SJB Rana

 Production Company
Les Films Du Tambour (France) and Eye Core Films (Nepal)

Parimal Damai and Chham Kala Damai


Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet
Director's Biography
Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet

Based in Kathmandu, the duo of Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet have been working together for the past six years. Their first short film The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite was screened in numerous international film festivals including Abu Dhabi, Tampere, Locarno and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur among others. It also won the Golden Comma for Fiction at the Alpavirama Short Film Festival in Ahmedabad, India.  Dadyaa – The Woodpeckers of Rotha is their second short film. Dadyaa had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival.  The duo is working on their first feature film, The Whole Timers, selected at the Cinefondation L’Atelier of the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and developed within the Jerusalem International Film Lab.