Innis Town Hall, U of T 2 Sussex Avenue
Co-presented with the Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF)
Directed by Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet, the compelling short film Dadyaa captures the ongoing dilemma faced by an elderly couple. Atimaley and Devi’s village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying “goodbye,” the couple has to decide whether to keep living through memories or to leave the village for good.
Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet have been working together for six years. Their first short film ‘The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite’ was screened in international film festivals including Abu Dhabi, Tampere, Locarno and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. ‘Dadyaa – The Woodpeckers of Rotha’ is their second short film. 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.