White Sun

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Directed by Deepak Rauniyar (Nepal, USA, Netherlands, Qatar, 2016)
Sound Design & Premixing by Leandros Ntounis at i hear voices
Sound re-recording mixing by Leandros Ntounis at fall on your sword, NY

Synopsis
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 Nepalese 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…

Festivals | Awards
Venice Film Festival “Orizzonti”, Italy (2016)
Toronto Film Festival “Contemporary World Cinema”, Canada (2016)
Busan Film Festival “A window to Asian cinema”, South Korea (2016)

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