Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Far East, Crisis/Revolution, Nature, Feature film, Current Affairs

Cast: Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla, Amrit Pariyar


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

Director: 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.