White Sun - Foreign Language Contender 4


AMC Castleton Square Theater 11 Wed, Oct 18, 2017 12:45 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Special Presentation
Release Year:2016
Runtime:89 min
Production Country:Nepal, USA, Qatar, Netherlands
Original Language:Nepali
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Deepak Rauniyar
Cast:Dayahang Rai
Asha Magrati
Rabindra Singh Baniya
Sumi Malla
Amrit Pariyar
Producer(s):Deepak Rauniyar
Joslyn Barnes
Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
Michel Merkt
Screenwriter:Deepak Rauniyar
David Barker
Executive Producer(s):Danny Glover
Bertha Foundation
Susan Rockefeller
Jaime Mateus-Tique, Mita Hosali
Worley Works


Part of the inaugural "Best Foreign Language Award Contender" Sidebar featuring 10 films submitted to the 2018 Academy Awards as their respective country's official entry for "Best Foreign Language Film." 
Country: Nepal
Distributor: Kimstim Films
Film Synopsis: White Sun is the second feature by Nepalese filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar. Gorgeously lensed, the film sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government. On the occasion of his father’s funeral, Chandra returns to the village he left years earlier to join the Maoists, and finds himself revisiting frayed family relations and unspoken divisions among neighbors. Past traumas return and cause tensions to boil over. Finding the political within the everyday, White Sun uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history.
Disclaimer from International Film Programmer Hannah Fisher:
We request that our audiences keep an open mind in viewing these films – as all are selected by the country of origin as the most representative film of the year. Some of the films may be unusual for Heartland Festival, but all films in this category will have been selected by various industry organizations, along with funding bodies and government agencies. Films in the “Foreign Language Best Picture Contender” sidebar contain mature themes and strong content.
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