No substitute to the hearth and first love

Rabindra Pokharel


The question of contentment is not just a question in any particular society. Individual lifestyle and ideals may vary from people to people but the primeval instincts of us all humans — the urge to love and be loved — remains the same everywhere. The Russian film titled ‘Wedding’ portrays how marriage is viewed in the Russian society. The entire movie is set in a small grubby mining town with small town characters, where the heroine makes her comeback after an exhausting glamorous career of a model in Moscow. Though the movie begins without any flashback of heroine’s star studded life there’s every suggestion of discontentment

that comes with the life in the fast track. Of course, there’s everything one could wish for in her life with a celebrity status, but then contentment is a different thing altogether that seldom comes with fame and money. There is indeed no substitute to the warm comfort of the hearth and the indestructible security of first love.

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nepal and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture on the occasion of the Day of Russia announced the opening of the Russian Film Festival at the Russian Culture Centre on June 9. Chief guest, minister for foreign affairs Ramesh Nath Pandey, delivering his address, said, “I’m immensely delighted to attend this special occasion”. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the kingdom of Nepal, Andrey L Tromifov emphasised on the relationship between the Russia Federation and Nepal which has remained intact irrespective of the political systems in both the countries. He also hoped that the films to be screened would provide a glimpse of Russian art and culture. Bhagwan Ratna Tuladhar, President of Nepal Russia Friendship Association, Rajendra Bahadur Adhikary, President of Nepal Russia culture association, Hikmat Bahadur Mali, President of Nepal Russia chamber of commerce and industry and Chandra Kant Acharya, General Secretary of Mitrakunj also expressed their views on the close cultural ties between Nepal and Russia. A cocktail reception and the opening of the Russian Film festival followed the opening speech.

The Russian film titled ‘Wedding’, with an English subtitle was screened on the occasion. ‘The Barber of Siberia’, ‘Sisters’, ‘War’, ‘Wedding’, ‘The Captain’s Daughter’ and ‘Pirates of the Twentieth Century’ will also be screened at the Russian Culture Centre on June 10, 11 and 12.