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From The KimStim Collection
White Sun

A film by Deepak Rauniyar
Executive Produced by Danny Glover

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Gorgeously lensed, WHITE SUN 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. The film was Nepal's official submission for Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards®.

”Nepali helmer Deepak Rauniyar's outstanding second feature is a powerful drama about people and a nation at the crossroads." —Variety

"Rauniyar turns opposition into a structuring principle, creating a satisfyingly holistic work." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"The story unfolds at a pace which reflects the gentle, unhurried rhythms of life in the mountains ... [An] accomplished second feature." —Screen Daily

"A breath of fresh air from the top of the world ... Performances are uniformly impressive across the ensemble."The Hollywood Reporter

"Rauniyar has the markings of a true master in his powerful rural drama WHITE SUN."Screen Slate

"Emotional intelligence and even eye-rolling humor ... speaks to Rauniyar's narrative gifts."The Los Angels Times

Winner, INTERFILM Award, 2016 Venice Film Festival
Winner, New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, Silver Screen Award, 2016 Singapore International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam
Official Selection, 2016 Busan International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2016 Valladolid International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2016 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Official Selection, 2016 Dubai International Film Festival

89 minutes / Color
Nepali / English subtitles
Release: 2016

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Subject areas:
Adventure, Biography, Civil War, Drama, KimStim Collection, Mao, Nepal, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, War

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