Friday, October 9, 2015

Movie Review: Highway to Dhampus

About the Movie:

This beautifully shot, contemplative film transports the viewer to the stunning countryside of Nepal. An inspiring story written and directed by Utah native Rick McFarland, and filmed almost entirely in Nepal, Highway to Dhampus follows the headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal who is visited by a rich British socialite attempting to fix her public image through charitable acts. A providential chain of events is set in motion that affects everyone involved, and ultimately, each character discovers their own reasons to change for the better.



Highway to Dhampus is a touching movie that keeps you thinking well after the credits have finished rolling. It's not like most movies out there that are jam packed with attention grabbing scenes. The pace is slow, and viewers need to be somewhat invested to follow the story as portions of it are subtitled. I didn't mind that though. It kept me engaged and I was able to appreciate the messages that serving others helps you come to love them, and even the seemingly small things we do can make a difference and touch hearts.

I didn't recognize any of the actors, but I thought they did a good job. I also appreciated the cinematography.

This is a clean film that I would recommend.

Highway to Dhampus Awards:

Best Dramatic Feature at the Heartland Film Festival
Best Feature Film and Best Lead Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival
Best World Showcase at the SoHo International Film Festival.

Opening on October 9th in select theaters