The Red Suitcase’s trailer released

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Apr. 3: The trailer for the film ‘The Red Suitcase,’ set to be released on April 12, targeting the Nepali New Year of 2081 was released amid a programme held in Kathmandu on Monday.

 Fidel Devkota, who graduated in visual anthropology from Germany, has directed the film. 

Written by Devkota himself, the film features actors Saugat Malla, Bipin Karki, Prabin Khatiwada and Shristi Shrestha in the lead roles.

The 2-minute and 10-second trailer of the film revolves around a red suitcase.

 According to the trailer, the actor takes a red suitcase from the airport to the village of Saugat Malla in Sindhuli. 

The trailer covers the story of the characters Bipin Karki,and Srishti Shrestha and the incidents that occur during the journey.

Director Fidel said, “We have prepared the story of this movie by keeping the immigrant tradition and destiny of Nepal in the background in a mythic style. This film has been produced as a document of the present time.”

Speaking at the trailer release, Saugat Malla, who played the role of a driver in the film, expressed sadness over the migration of Nepali youths abroad.

 Another actor, Prabin Khatiwada, said that after the shooting of this film, he had cremated the bodies of four relatives who had returned from foreign jobs.

Ramkrishna Pokharel, the producer of the film, said that ‘The Red Suitcase’ is a rare Nepali film, stating, “These kinds of films cannot be produced again tomorrow.”

 Technical work for the film was carried out in Sri Lanka, with Shova Thapa as the producer and Bimukti Jayasundara as co-producer. 

The cinematography of the film was done by Sushan Prajapati while Saman Alvitigala handled the editing.

The film had its world premiere in Venice in September last year and won two important awards at the same festival and received awards at several other international film festivals.

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