White Sun (सेतो सुर्य, Japan only streaming)

Japan-only Streaming Started!
Streaming Period: Sept 25 @0:00 ~ Sept 27 @ 24:00 (Fri-Sat-Sun) Japan time. Ticket 1000yen. Please purachse and start viewing during these 3 days. You’ll have a 72hr access to the film. Ticket holders, please come to a Live Zoom Q&A w/ Director Deepak Rauniyar, lead actors Dayahang Rai and Asha Magrati: Sun, Sept 27, 11:00AM~ Japan time. Nepali-Japanese trasnlation available. (Ended)

We also have Festival Pass for Japan-Streaming (1500yen for 3 programs incl. this film) and Festival Pass for Outside-Japan Streaming ($12 for 2 programs but this film is unfotunately not included) .

2016, Nepal, 89min, drama, color, in Nepali
Director: Deepak Rauniyar. Featuring: Dayahang Rai, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Asha Magrati. Produced by Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, and Deepak Rauniyar. Nepal’s Oscar entry. Prize-winning film at Venice, Fribourg, and Singapore, nominated at Rotterdam, Golden Horse, etc.


When his father dies, Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. He was an anti-monarchical Maoist partisan fighter in the Nepaliese Civil War that lasted from 1996 to 2006 and ended with the removal from power of the authoritarian king. 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 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. The tempreture is high… A simple little story of a family in a small villege deep in the Himalayas beautifully illuminates Nepal’s recent history.

Deepak Rauniyar (from Wikipedia)
Deepak Rauniyar (Born in 29 August 1978) is a Nepalese director, writer and producer. He is one of the few internationally acclaimed cinema directors from Nepal. He debuted as a director with Highway, the first Nepali movie to be screened at a major international festival. He was named in The New York Times in 2017 as one of “The 9 New Directors You Need to Watch” for his second feature White Sun.