Nepal/South Korea/Romania
79 MIN
July 11th
Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall
July 12th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

Ratima and Kalima were once married to the same man. Now they must forget the past and keep each other alive as they take care of an empty, snowbound village.

Cast & Crew
Producers: Gary Byung-Seok Kam, Rajan Kathet, Sunir Pandey
Directors: Rajan Kathet, Sunir Pandey
Director of Photography: Babin Dulal
Music: Rajan Shrestha
Sound: Cyrus Tang, Dikesh Khadgi Shahi, Kishore Acharya
Editing: Kiran Shrestha
Cast: Ratima Bishwakarma, Kalima Bishwakarma
Production. Salpa Films, ,129 Film Company, Mirror & Story, No Cut Film Collective

Special Mention, DokuBaku IDFF, 2023

Rajan Kathet
Rajan Kathet is a filmmaker based in Kathmandu with experience in both fiction and documentary films. He graduated from the European Masters Docnomads program (2014-2016), and he has further honed his craft through participation in several highly regarded industry programs, including the Berlinale Talents (2017) and Global Media Makers LA Residency (2021). His short fiction film, Bare Trees In The Mist (2019), premiered at numerous prestigious film festivals, including the Toronto IFF, Tampere FF, Hong Kong IFF, and the Short Shorts FF & Asia. No Winter Holidays, his first feature documentary as the director and producer. In addition to filmmaking, Rajan Kathet is dedicated to supporting film education, regularly contributing to the KIMFFDocLab at the Kathmandu International Mountain FF. Through his involvement in local film schools and filmmaking workshops, he is helping to cultivate the next generation of filmmakers.

Serdhak (2015), Split Ends (doc., 2016), Bare Trees in the Mist (short, 2019), No Winter Holidays (doc., 2023).

Sunir Pandey
Sunir Pandey is a debutant filmmaker based in Kathmandu. In the past, he has worked as a journalist in Nepal, and as a writer, translator, and editor for national and international organizations. No Winter Holidays is his first film.

No Winter Holidays (doc., 2023).