Indie Meme presents WHITE SUN 89 minutes / Nepali with English subtitles Director:DEEPAK RAUNIYAR
Preceded by a short film THE ROBE
When his father dies, former anti-regime partisan Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting to see the man she thinks is her father for the first time. But shes confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumored to be his son. She tries to calm her mother Durga, the old man's caretaker, after the angry woman is excluded from preparing the body for funeral rites because tradition does not allow women to participate.
Chandras arrival is more awkward than he expected due to a complication with removing his fathers body from home. He and Durga struggle with an unspoken pain that prevents any reconciliation. To make matters worse, Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the civil war.
The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their fathers 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.
Young children Pooja and Badri tag along as Chandra search- es for a solution in neighboring villages. The unlikely trio search for help among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas.
AWARDS/FESTIVALS New Directors New Films, New York 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 (New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize) International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 Busan International Film Festival 2016 Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Venice Film Festival 2016 (INTERFILM AWARDS) Valladolid International Film Festival 2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2016 Dubai International Film Festival 2016 Singapole International Film Festival 2016 (SILVER SCREEN AWARDS)
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