Rotten Blood

  • Director

    Durga Bahadur Karki (SAYAD)

  • Country, Year, Length

    Nepal, 2023, 17:27

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

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April 20, 2024 @ 7:00PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre

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The film is the consequence of greed, ostentation, and bondage seen in today’s human civilization. The film which our character is trying to show us symbolically depicted as children are produced in factories according to their needs without being born by human beings. The journey of giving up all bonds and trying to be reborn and go on the path of Samadhi is presented in surreal genre.


Durga Bahadur Karki (SAYAD), Director
Durga Bahadur Karki (SAYAD), Writer
Samrant Thapa, Executive Producer
Suresh Gurung, Producer
Sharmiila Adhikari, Producer
Rabin Acharya, Producer
Sarita Devi Karki, Producer
Kaji Magar, Key Cast, “Murkha”
Aashis Kafle, Key Cast, “God”
Sebita Adhikari, Key Cast, “Sundari”
Rabin Acharya, Director of Photography (Cinematographer)

Director Statement

Whether your wish comes true or not, the future will tell you.
I am an optimistic person who is hopeful in every step of life. There was a point of time when it felt that no matter what I longed for, nothing would occur. It has been 7 to 8 years since I studied film and nothing has happened, so I’ve become lost within myself. I didn’t feel like talking to anyone. Negative thoughts began to enslave me. Seeing only selfish individuals around, I became enraged with everyone. Then my thoughts overtook me, and I went to commit suicide. I attempted killing myself twice, but it’s not simple. During, that phase of my life the idea of rotten blood came to me, and I began to play with it in my heart and head. It piques my interest. My heart shifted its focus away from suicide and toward the making of rotten blood. The big reason of making rotten blood is that it has been my friend who saved my life. This film is a Rage against greed, self-interest, deception, and urbanization that can be seen in today’s human characters. If such cast of mind persists, in future it is possible to see such characters. Those whose ears, noses, and eyes were suffocated by clothing. Hands and legs will be cuffed. I have used black cloth as a symbol of protest. Foods were not consumed through mouth, and reproduction was not achieved by conception. God was used as a tool to satisfy self-interest. The film was made to depict these rages, and visual effects were used extensively.

Director Biography

I have been working in the Nepali film industry for the past six years, during which I have dedicated myself to the art of film writing and direction. My journey has been one filled with passion and experience, allowing me to hone my skills and establish myself as a seasoned professional in the industry. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in filmmaking. “I have experience working as a writer and director for national and international short films and documentaries.” I have been fortunate enough to have my works recognized and honored on both national and international levels. I have had the privilege of conducting various workshops and seminars to train aspiring writers and directors, providing them with the tools and techniques they need to succeed in the industry. My primary goal as a filmmaker is to showcase my work on a global platform.

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