NY Times enlists Nepali director Rauniyar among 9 new directors to watch

March 15, 2017 17:37 PM

KATHMANDU, March 15: New York Times has enlisted Nepali film director Deepak Rauniyar in its list of the 9 new directors to watch.

The nytimes.com has published an article with the title of 'The 9 new directors you need to watch' and enlisted Rauniyar and his new movie 'White Sun' among the 9.

"Set in the wake of the Nepal civil war, “White Sun” turns on a series of fraught, at times violent oppositions that emerge after the death of a village paterfamilias. It’s a seemingly ordinary event that sets off a series of minor and major dramas, as well as a touch of comedy, and which speaks to the nation’s lingering schism," wrote critic Manohla Dargis in the New York Times.

"At center is the increasingly angry confrontation between the dead man’s sons: one, a former Maoist soldier who returns home for the funeral; the other, a political opposite who stayed behind. Each has his reasons, his grudges, his wounds, as well as a shared messy romantic history," stated the article.

"Even as the director, Deepak Rauniyar, turns opposition into a structuring principle, he creates a satisfyingly holistic work," Dargis wrote further.

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