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The second feature by Nepalese filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government.
“Nepali director Deepak Rauniyar’s outstanding second feature is a powerful drama about people and a nation at the crossroads.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety
On the occasion of his father’s funeral, Chandra returns to the village he left years earlier to join the Maoists, and finds himself united with the daughter he never met and revisiting uneasy relations with family members and neighbors. Past traumas return and cause tensions to boil over. Finding the political within the everyday, White Sun uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history. (Dir. by Deepak Rauniyar,2016, Nepal/Netherlands/Qatar/USA, in Nepali with English subtitles, 89 mins., Not Rated)
Other Festival Appearances: Toronto; Venice; New Directors New Films
Official Academy Award submission from Nepal!