Nepal / 2016 /89 minutes / DRAMA / Nepali with English subtitles
White Sun trots through the scars that remain from the civil war with dramatic tension and surprising moments of absurdist comedy, all the while churning the wheels towards reconciliation through the eyes of the young and innocent. -SIFF
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 she’s 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 she is excluded from preparing the body for funeral rites because tradition does not allow women to participate.
Chandra‘s arrival is more awkward than he expected and he must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the civil war. He must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war.
VARIETY REVIEW - Nepali helmer Deepak Rauniya's outstanding second feature is a powerful drama about people and a nation at the crossroads...
TIFF - In White Sun, director Deepak Rauniyar explores the various perspectives of the village's inhabitants, finding in their lives a quiet poetry that speaks of collective memory and pain.
BBC - The Nepalese film that holds a mirror to post war society http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38249328
WATCH THE TRAILER
SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd
REGAL ARBOR - AUSTIN, TX
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Robe, a short film, right before White Sun.
If you have purchased tickets for White Sun, it will include screening of The Robe.