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Country: USA /Nepal/Qatar/Netherlands
Year: 2016


Seto Surya 

color/87 minutes

Director: Deepak Rauniyar Screenplay: Deepak Rauniyar, David Barker Cinematography:Mark Ó'Fearghail Editing:David Barker, Elizabeth Rao Music: Vivek Maddala Cast: Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla, Amrit Pariyar, Sarada Adhikari

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 rumored to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepali 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.

Production:Aadi Productions/Louverture Films/Waterland Film


Deepak Rauniyar

Deepak Rauniyar’s feature film debut, HIGHWAY, premiered at the Berlin Inter- national Film Festival (Panorama, 2012), and was 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 taboo-shrouded issues. The film opened the New York MoMA’s 2013 ContemporAsian series and received a run to enthusiastic crowds. WHITE SUN is Deepak’s second feature.



2016 White Sun (Seto Surya)

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