WHITE SUN
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WHITE SUN

Directed by Deepak Rauniyar

Info

Director: Deepak Rauniyar
Section: International Independents
Country: Katar, Nepal, Netherlands, USA
Year: 2016
OT: SETO SURYA
Language: Nepalese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla, Amrit Pariyar
18+

Logline

WHITE SUN

Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles to make it to his father's funeral. As two young children tag along, his search for a solution takes him to neighboring Nepalese mountain villages and close-call brushes with the police and rebel guerrillas... From the director of HIGHWAY, a portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

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Meet the director

WHITE SUN

Deepak Rauniyar

Deepak Rauniyar was born in Saptari, Nepal, in 1978. His feature film debut HIGHWAY premiered at Berlin in the Panorama sidebar 2012, the first Nepali film ever to screen at a major international festival. HIGHWAY provoked a tumultuous response in Nepal with its realistic characters and their tabooed issues. The film opened the New York MoMA's 2013 ContemporAsian series and played to enthusiastic crowds. WHITE SUN is Deepak's second feature.

Credits

Screenplay: Deepak Rauniyar, David Barker
Director of Photography: Mark O'Fearghail
Film Editor: David Barker
Composer: Vivek Maddala
Production Designer: Menuka Rai, Akki Thekpa
Costume Design: Swechha Nakarmi, Sushant Shrestha
Sound: Jaap Sijben
Producer: Deepak Rauniyar, Joslyn Barnes, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Michel Merkt
Production Company: Aadi Productions
Co-Producer: Jan Van Der Zanden, Ineke Kanters, Guusje Van Dueren
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH