Singapore, December 4, 2016: Nepali film Seto Surya(White Sun) has been named Best Film at the 27th Singapore International Film Festivalâ€™s (SGIFF) Silver Screen Awards.
Director Deepak Rauniyarâ€™s penetrating film about the strife between the supporters of the monarchy and the Maoist faction was said to have impressed the jury as â€œan exceptional and incisive filmâ€.
Exploring the scars that remain from civil war using both tension and absurdist comedy, Seto Surya tells an all-pervading story through the eyes of the young which the jury found “encapsulating the never-ending conflict that is the state of the world today, with a message of hope that a different future for all of us can be possible through our children”.
The winners of the Asian Feature Film Competition were decided by a jury panel, headed by contemporary Japanese cinema legend Naomi Kawase.
The Silver Screen Awards this year saw a total of 13 awards being presented.
White Sun will be re-screened at the National Museum of Singapore on Sunday, the last day of SGIFF, together with the winning film of the Audience Choice Award that will be announced on Sunday itself.
Source: Channel News Asia