Deepak Rauniyar’s feature film debut, HIGHWAY, premiered at the Berlin International 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.
White Sun (2016)
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. More
A man from Kathmandu and his wife have been trying unsuccessfully to have a child. The man travels to the mountains of eastern Nepal to seek help from a miracle healer. The healer indeed has a magic potion for him but tells the man he must get back to his wife within thirty-six hours for the medicine to work. The bus that winds its way through the narrow streets, hills and valleys of Nepal is full of people who all need to be somewhere else in a hurry – to meet an internet chat lover, bring someone some money for medicine, or to visit their parents. More