Strife between supporters of the monarchy and the Maoist faction is explored as a microcosm within a village shortly after the civil war, when peace talks are being instituted for governmental reforms. Hearing of the death of his father, the chief of a Nepali village, Agni journeys back home to assist in the burial rights after many years away fighting with the Maoists. He strives to reconcile with Durga, his wife who is plotting to leave the village with her daughter Pooja, but is confronted with the anti-Maoist sentiments of the villagers and his estranged brother.
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.
- Deepak Rauniyar is born and based in Nepal. He is an alumni of both the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab. His first feature Highway (2012) was screened widely at international film festivals, paving the way for a gradual resurgence of filmmaking in Nepal. White Sun is his second feature.
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