White Sun (Seto Surya)

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When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she's confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumoured to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepalese civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father's 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. Chandra searches for a solution in neighboring villages, among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas...

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  • [Deepak] Rauniyar gets the most out of the actors, a mix of pros and amateurs, and cinematographer Mark Ellam generates exhilarating images of this vertiginous corner of the world.

    January 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • ... speaks to [director Deepak] Rauniyar's narrative gifts regarding matters of his homeland.

    October 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Rauniyar and co-screenwriter David Barker deftly show how recent Nepalese history affects its most isolated citizens, and cinematographer Mark O'Fearghail's unobtrusive naturalism captures the region's punishing poverty and exquisite beauty.

    September 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The filmmaking isn't flashy and the exchanges can be on the nose, but "White Sun" ... captures a place that isn't seen much in movies.

    September 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The sky-high Himalayas and the aftermath of civil war cast equally dark shadows in White Sun (Seto Surya), an impressively accomplished second feature by Nepalese writer-director Deepak Rauniyar.

    March 1, 2017 | Full Review…
  • All the performances are tops, right down to the bit parts.

    March 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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