The Golden Hill

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Nepal | 2015 | 74 minutes | Rajan Kathet

When Lhakpa returns home to his remote village after a stint in the big city, he has trouble coping with the co-existing realities inside of him. A warmly romantic yet complex tale of his struggle to adapt to the village people and the rugged mountainscape that raised him. Director Rajan Kathet, actor/writer/producer Tsewang Rinzin Gurung scheduled to attend. $2 from each ticket purchased will be donated to earthquake relief efforts.

Monday, May 18, 2015

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7:00 PM Date has passed Director Rajan Kathet, actor/writer/producer Tsewang Rinzin Gurung scheduled to attend

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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4:30 PM Date has passed Director Rajan Kathet, actor/writer/producer Tsewang Rinzin Gurung scheduled to attend

Friday, May 22, 2015

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6:00 PM Date has passed Producers Min Bahadur Bha and Debaki Rai scheduled to attend

SIFF will donate $2 from each ticket sold to The Golden Hill to Dhulikhel Hospital (Kathmandu University) in leading rescue missions in hardest hit areas.

There will be an onsite donation table at each show, a pre-film presentation about the progress of the relief efforts, and a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers.

Unable to attend? Make a contribution here.


The Golden Hill is set in the breathtakingly beautiful mountain region of Mustang, Nepal. When Lhakpa returns home to his remote village after a stint in the big city, he has trouble coping with his feelings about these two realities co-existing inside of him. On the one hand, he desperately desires to become an engineer in order to better the overall development of his village, but on the other hand recent troubles involving his family become a driving force for him to stay put and perhaps delay these aspirations. Mix in a romance with a childhood sweetheart and a lot of self-discovery, The Golden Hill is a warm yet complex tale that interweaves Lhakpa’s struggle to adapt with his relationships to the village people that mean so much to him and the rugged mountainscape that raised him.


Director Biography
Rajan Kathet, born 1988 in Nepal, is a young filmmaker who has made several short films both as director and writer, and has directed a feature film, The Golden Hill (2015). Currently he is pursuing his masters in Documentary Film Direction at DOCNOMADS, with the support of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

Sponsored by Muckleshoot Tribe, Delta Air Lines

  • Original Language Title: Serdhak
  • Director: Rajan Kathet
  • Principal Cast: Tsewang Rinzin Gurung, Yeshi Choeden, Kunga Tashi, Mentok Gurung
  • Premiere Status: World Premiere
  • Country: Nepal
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 74 minutes
  • Producer: Tsewang Rinzin Gurung, Min Bahadur Bham
  • Screenplay: Tsewang Rinzin Gurung
  • Cinematographers: Ali Rasheed, Ngima Gelu Lama
  • Editors: Ali Rasheed
  • Music: Sangam Panta
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Tibetan
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Shooney Films