White Sun


The Main 3 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 5:00 PM
Uptown Theatre Wed, Apr 19, 2017 4:45 PM
The Main 3 Wed, May 3, 2017 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Family Drama
Culture & Society
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:89 min
Festivals & Awards:Silver Screen Award: Best Asian Film - Singapore International Film Festival
Interfilm Award - Venice Film Festival
New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize - Palm Springs International Film Festival
Print Source:Kimstim
Director:Deepak Rauniyar
Producer:Deepak Rauniyar
Joslyn Barnes
Michel Merkt
Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
Cinematographer:Mark Ellam
Screenwriter:Deepak Rauniyar
David Barker
Editor:David Barker
Elizabeth Rao
Composer:Vivek Maddala
Principal Cast:Dayahang Rai
Asha Maya Magrati
Rabindra Singh Baniya
Sumi Malla
Amrit Pariyar
Filmography:Highway ('12)


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. 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…


”The sky-high Himalayas and the aftermath of civil war cast equally dark shadows in ‘White Sun’ (Seto Surya), an impressively accomplished second feature by Nepalese writer-director Deepak Rauniyar.” - The Hollywood Reporter

”All the performances are tops, right down to the bit parts.” - Variety

Director’s Biography

Deepak Rauniyar: Deepak Rauniyar was born in Saptari, Nepal in 1978. His debut feature, Highway, premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and was the first Nepali film ever to screen at a major international festival. He is an alumnus of the Toronto International Film Festival and Berlinale Talent Labs.

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