The Eternal Journey

Sunil Pandey/15 minutes/2016/Nepal/Fiction

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Synopsis

An old woman in her 70s is stroke by an earthquake resulting her journey towards eternity. She arrives near a meadow by a riverbank. She needs a calf to cross the river where she believes she can find her salvation. Then, she confronts with her past life image where she and her grandson are looking after a herd of cows. The whole film is about the narrator’s revisit to his demised grandmother.

Seorang perempuan berusia tujuh puluhan tahun menjadi korban gempa bumi yang membawanya meniti keabadian. Ia sampai ke dekat padang rumput di tepi sungai. Ia butuh tumpangan ternak untuk menyeberangi sungai yang ia percayai akan membawanya pada kedamaian abadi. Lalu ia menemukan gambaran kehidupan masa lalunya saat ia dan cucu laki-lakinya tengah menggembalakan sapi. Film ini berkisah tentang narator yang mengenang mendiang neneknya.

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Director

Sunil Pandey

Sunil Pandey

Director

Sunil Pandey was born in 1995 in Tanahun, Nepal. His passion towards cinema was brought up by witnessing the shooting activities that used to held in Arubari, Kathmandu where he spent his teenage period. This gradually turned into a confirmed dedication. He joined Oscar International College, the oldest and the only film college in Nepal, in 2013 and graduated in 2016 thus. His graduation film The Eternal Journey was officially nominated in the Future of Cinema section in Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival 2016: And Life Goes On. It won two awards in the festival: Special Mention and Future of Nepali Cinema. The film was further nominated in eight more festivals. It was awarded the third best film in 1st Oscar International College Short Film Competition 2017.

Sunil Pandey lahir tahun 1995 di Tanahun, Nepal. Minatnya pada film lahir saat ia menghabiskan masa remajanya dengan menonton proses shooting di Arubari, Kathmandu. Hal ini ternyata beralih jadi dedikasi yang ia tekuni. Tahun 2013, ia bergabung di Oscar International College, sekolah film tertua dan satu-satunya di Nepal, dan lulus tahun 2016. Film tugas akhirnya, The Eternal Journey, masuk nominasi Future of Cinema pada Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival 2016: And Life Goes On. Film itu memenangkan dua penghargaan: Special Mention dan Future of Nepali Cinema. Selanjutnya film tersebut dinominasikan dalam delapan festival lainnya dan dipilih sebagai film terbaik ketiga pada 1st Oscar International College Short Film Competition 2017.