HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Here’s another piece of good news about the Nepali movie Highway. After being screened at the Berlin Film Festival, the movie is going to be screened in Australian theatres on June 15, thanks to Solangture Pty Ltd, a Melbourne-based company that works for society, language and culture, which has been promoting Nepali movies since the last two years.
“We are helping Nepali movies make a market in Australia as well as promote it,” was what Raju Shakya, Director-Event of the Solangture Pty Ltd had to say in a video chat on May 9 at a press meet at Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka. He mentioned that Nepalis want to see good movies and they want to screen Nepali movies for the Nepalis residing in Australia as well as the
As per Shakya, the movie will be screened in eight cities of Australia — Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Durbin and Adelaine.
With such news, director of the movie Deepak Rauniyar at the meet expressed, “It is a good thing for Nepali cinema. If this happens, Nepali movies will have a bigger market internationally.”
He shared that the movie was surprisingly approached by nine companies but Rauniyar thought Solangture Pty Ltd’s offer as “the best offer”.
In Australia, Highway will be released three or four weeks after being screened in Nepal.