“The Mirage” written and directed by Santosh Dahal, 2021, 26:30, Fiction
Set in Nepali village ‘’ The Mirage’’ is a poetic, meditative journey of Manish who embarks to his uncle’s house with his mother at the time of civil war.
Through this journey, he discovers a beggar who changes his religion for liberation, a rebellion fighting for emancipation from capitalism, and his uncle who wants freedom from rebellion group.
In this ecological narrative he discovers three different life heading in a different way to achieve the common value of liberation that seems like mirage.
Awards and Nominations:
Official Selection in 30th Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2021
Official Selection in in 20th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, Nepal, 2022
Official Selection in 10th Nepal Human Rights Film Festival, Nepal, 2022