Soongava: Dance of the Orchids

Updated: Jan 11

Independent and strong-willed Diya, now 22 years of age, is training to be a traditional Nepalese dancer. She forms a deep escalating friendship with another dance pupil, Kiran. Her feelings clearly border on physical desire. She is desolate when her parents find a suitable man for her to marry. Meanwhile, her closeness to Kiran becomes passionate and they become lovers. Diya breaks off her engagement. The two young women decide to live together.

This is Nepal's first lesbian film and was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards & Oscar Award Nominated.

Country: #Nepal

Spoken Language: #Nepalese

Language subtitles: #english_subs

Duration: 1h 25 min

Image quality: #1080p

Genres: #drama #romance #comingout

Release year: 2012

Director: Subarna Thapa

Writer: Subarna Thapa

Cast: Deeya Maskey, Nisha Adhikari, Saugat Malla, Bashundhara Bhusal


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