Saffron Cinema kicks off the season with SOONGAVA: Dance of the Orchids

SAFFRON CINEMA proudly presents SOONGAVA: Dance of the Orchids (the Official Nepalese entry for the OSCARS2014

Saffron Cinema kicks off the season with the controversial SOONGAVA: Dance of the Orchids - The movie centers around independent and strong-willed Diya who is training to be a traditional Nepalese dancer. She forms a deep friendship with another female dance pupil Kiran. Desolate when her parents find a suitable man for her to marry, Diya's closeness to Kiran becomes passionate and the two become lovers. The open relationship exposes them to ridicule and alienation. How their strength makes them surmount these hardships forms the climax of the film. 

Beautifully made by France-based Nepalese Director Subarna Thapa, tackling this little explored subject in South Asian Cinema - SOONGAVA has achieved much praise at some of the world's biggest film festivals: A MUST SEE FILM!


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  • Saffron C.

    A big thank you to all who attended our very first Saffron Cinema screening on Thursday - it was great to meet you all and share 'Soongava: Dance of the Orchids', glad you enjoyed it as much as we did (Photos from the evening have just been posted).
    Thanks again for supporting and spread the word!
    Our Next Screening will be on 5 DEC at Wac Arts:
    Title & Details to be revealed shortly....

    November 10, 2013

  • Saffron C.

    Hi Yasmeen, Hi Aurelie,
    thanks for letting us know - sorry to hear you can't make it this evening.
    Hope you can join on our next one: 5 Dec at Wac Arts (we'll be revealing the next title shortly...)
    If anyone else wants to join the SOONGAVA screening tonight, let them know that they can pay at door as well as online - doors at 6.30pm & film starts at 7pm.

    November 7, 2013

  • Aurelie

    Would like to go but will be at work.

    November 6, 2013

  • Yasmeen

    Very sorry I can't make it after all to the first film - I hope to come next time!

    November 6, 2013

  • Saffron C.

    Hi All, Only 3 days till 'SOONGAVA - Dance of the Orchids'!
    Book now - don't miss our only screening of Nepal's controversial Oscar contender!
    7th November, at Wac Arts in Belsize Park, London
    (Only £8 for our Meetup members & friends)

    November 4, 2013

  • Saffron C.

    Hi All, Reminder for our 1st Meetup on 7th November 2013:

    Soongava: Dance of the Orchids - Nepal's Oscar Contender
    Wac Arts, Belsize Park London Only 10 days to go - BOOK NOW!
    Only £8 for our Meetup members & friends Spread the word to grow our dynamic new group!
    Look forward to seeing you all on the 7 Nov and sharing this beautiful movie, thanks - Saffron Cinema

    October 28, 2013

  • Pollyanna G.

    Can't wait!

    October 24, 2013

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