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Gau Aaeko Baato

Gau Aaeko Baato

Original name: Gau Aaeko Baato
English name: A Road to a Village
Year: 2023
Run time: 106 Min
Language: Nepali
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Nepal
Director: Nabin Subba
Producers: Amod Rai, Nabin Subba
Cast: Dayahang Rai, Pashupati Rai, Prasan Rai, Prem Subba, Keshav Rai, Raj Thapa
Screenplay: Nabin Subba, Mahesh Rai
Cinematographer: Josh Herum
Editor: Kwan Pun Leung
Sound Designer: Kishore Acharya
Music Composer: Heidi Li
Production Company: Menchhyayem Pictures
World Sales: Menchhyayem Pictures


  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • São Paulo IFF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023
  • IFF Kerala 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 Goodbye Kathmandu
  • 2008 Dalan (Docu Series)
  • 2001 Numafung

Director's Biography:

Nabin Subba

Nabin Subba is a Nepalese writer and filmmaker. He started out from writing and directing plays and began his career in film as a screenwriter. Since then, he has produced and directed 16 films. His notable directorial works include Numafung (2001), Goodbye Kathmandu (2016), and the TV documentary series Dalan (2008).


Set in rural Nepal, the film explores the profound impact of a newly constructed road on the lives of a local family. As Maila, a traditional basket weaver, grapples with the cultural and technological upheavals brought by the road, his son Bindray's aspirations for modernity add complexity. The narrative unfolds with Maila's struggle for financial stability in a changing landscape, juxtaposing the allure of progress with the ghosts of the past, creating a deeply humane portrayal of the collision between tradition and modernity.