white sun

 

Directed by: Deepak Rauniyar (2016)

 

Synopsis

When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she's confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumored to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepali civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father's body down the steep mountain path to the river for cremation. Suraj storms off in a rage, leaving Chandra with no other men strong enough to help. Under pressure from the village elders, Chandra must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war. Chandra searches for a solution in neighboring villages, among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas...

 

Festivals

Venice Film Festival "Orizzonti", Italy (2016)

Toronto Film Festival "Contemporary World Cinema", Canada (2016)

Busan Film Festival “A window to Asian cinema”, South Korea (2016)

Mumbai Film Festival "World Cinema", India (2016)

Dubai Film Festival "Cinema of the World", United Arab Emirates (2016)

Thessaloniki Film Festival "Competition", Greece (2016)

Singapore Film Festival "Silver Screen Awards", Singapore (2016)

 

Awards

Singapore Film Festival
Best Asian Feature Film

 

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