Nepali Lesbian Romance Submitted to Oscars

Nepali Lesbian Romance Submitted to Oscars

Nepal has chosen “Soongava – Dance of the Orchids,” a lesbian romance, to represent the country for the Oscars next year.  According to Variety,the film “recounts the secret love story between a teacher and a dancer which comes to light when the parents of one announce that they have found a suitable boy for their daughter to marry” and is seen as a challenge to Hindu traditions. While it hasn’t generated much at the box office in Nepal, the film has been touring the festival circuit, including Palm Springs, the World Film Festival in Montreal, the Bologna Lesbian festival, the Toronto LGBT festival, the Int’l Hamburg festival and the Int’l Film Festival of Young Directors in France.

Posted: September 5th, 2013
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