This week the Swindon Film Society moves to Nepal, with director Min Bahadur Bham’s debut feature film The Black Hen. This gentle and humane film is set in a remote Nepalese village during the years of the Maoist insurgency. A temporary ceasefire brings a much-needed break to the village.

Prakash and Kiran, two young friends, are also starting to feel the change in the air. Though they are divided by caste and social creed, they remain inseparable, and start raising a hen given to Prakash by his sister, hoping to save money by selling her eggs. However, the hen goes missing. To find it, they embark on a journey, innocently unaware of their fragility amidst the violence.

This beautifully filmed exploration of childhood, love and loss won Min Bahadur Bham the Fedeora Award at the Venice Film Festival 2015, and will delight viewers.

It's being shown at the Arts Centre in Devizes Road on Wednesday at 7.45pm