White Sun — October 21, 2018

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Nepalese film, White Sun (Seto Surya). The film is 89 minutes long and in Nepali with English subtitles. It was released in 2016 and was a winner of the Fribourg International Film Festival Audience, Don Quixote, Ecumenical Jury and Special Mention awards.


Screenshot from White SunWhen 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…

(Text copied from Official Site.)