6.3/10
616
0 user 12 critic

Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011)

In early-90s Kathmandu, an inspired Catalan teacher arrives in town to work at the local school; however, she will soon encounter the region's extreme poverty and its weak educational system.

Director:

(as Iciar Bollaín)

Writers:

(screenplay by), (collaboration) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Verónica Echegui, Dani Martín, Laya Martí
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life.

Director: Belén Macías
Stars: Candela Peña, Verónica Echegui, Ana Wagener
Mataharis (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Private detective Inés infiltrates the employees at a multinational corporation. Thanks to the collaboration of Manuel, she gets to the heart of company intrigues. But her investigation ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Najwa Nimri, Tristán Ulloa, María Vázquez
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

En el pequeño pueblo de Santa Eulalia los solteros organizan una fiesta a la que acude un autocar de mujeres casaderas. Damián, Alfonso y Carmelo buscarán establecer relación con Patricia, ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejía
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nina is a 20 years old girl from Valladolid who lives with her divorced father, an autoritarian and conservative man. Trini is of the same age and has lost her mother. For both Valladolid ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Silke, Candela Peña, Álex Angulo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A psychoanalyst named Elia goes to the gym and meets a personal trainer who changes his life.

Director: Francesco Amato
Stars: Toni Servillo, Verónica Echegui, Carla Signoris
El olivo (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional travel to recover a family tree.

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs
&Me (2013)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three loners from Sitges, Berlin and Amsterdam try to blend together in Brussels, city of unification. L'amour c'est bizarre.

Director: Norbert ter Hall
Stars: Mark Waschke, Verónica Echegui, Teun Luijkx
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Emma is almost thirty years old. Her eyes are sightless, but still she thinks she can see all too clearly: she wants to be a mother. Without falling in love, without letting any feelings ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Pérez Toledo
Stars: Verónica Echegui, Antonio Velázquez, Álex García
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
... Laia
Sumyata Bhattarai ... Sharmila
Norbu Tsering Gurung ... Tsering
Kalsang Tamang ... Riga (as Kalsang Tamang 'Jampa')
Bikram Pariyar ... Pemba
Muna Thami ... Kushila
Sangita Tamang ... Bimala
Aleix Rengel ... Dani
Lluïsa Castell ... Madre de Laia
Assun Planas ... Monja
Montse Alcoverro ... Partera (as Montserrat Alcoverro)
Ferran Lahoz ... Padre de Laia
Andrea Bravo ... Laia 9 años
Georgina Contreras ... Inma 15 años
Passión Baltra ... Inma 5 años
Edit

Storyline

In early-90s Kathmandu, Laia, an inspired young Catalan, volunteers to work as a teacher at a school, driven solely by her love for children and her dream to teach the needy and poor kids of the slums. Along with the competent Nepalese teacher, Sharmila, the two determined teachers will struggle to keep a balance between an unstoppable desire for radical change and the ways of the local impoverished castes; however, an imminent deportation will threaten to put an end to their efforts. Against time and a corrupt system, a white marriage of convenience with Tsering, a polite young man from the mountains of Mustang will provide a solution--and much to Laia's surprise--a timid love will bloom. But, sooner or later, Laia will inevitably have to face the unbearable burden of choosing between her commitment to the little pariahs of society, and her newly-found soul mate. Now, more than ever, Laia has to fight for both. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

system | teacher | catalan | school | monk | See All (11) »

Taglines:

Based On The True Story Of Vicky Sherpa.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 February 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Canción de Katmandú  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Maribel Verdú was considered for the lead. See more »

Quotes

Sharmila: My wedding present!
Laia: Kamasutra? Don't be silly!
Sharmila: Why? Laia, you should know what type of woman you are and what type of man he is...
Laia: Shut up!
Sharmila: How is your vagina?
Laia: What?
Sharmila: I mean, how is your vagina?
Laia: Still in the same place, thank you!
See more »

Soundtracks

Still Waiting
Written by Gareth Johnson and David O'Brien
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial