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Deepak Rauniyar – White Sun #Venezia73

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A story about the weight of the past on the Nepali present.

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4 min. and 47 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews director Deepak Rauniyar, who talks about his film White Sun from the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

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WHITE SUN. 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 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. 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…

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Deepak Rauniyar
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    White Sun
  • Festival section
    Orizzonti
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