This year’s Nepali submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 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 mountain village village he left a decade earlier to join the Maoists, and finds himself united with the daughter he never met and revisiting uneasy relations with family, neighbors, and rigid traditions he once fought to end. Finding the political within the everyday and deftly mixing drama and dark comedy, White Sun uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history. (89 mins.) In Nepali with English subtitles.
Filmography: Highway (2012)
Interviews: International Film Festival Rotterdam