Belmont World Film continues their spring series of films tonight at the StudioCinema in Belmont. The BWF series, which started in 2002, promotes cross-cultural understanding through film screenings accompanied by discussions led by expert speakers, cultural performances, and ethnic cuisine, and is known for showcaseing a variety of film styles and genres during their annual series, and this year is no exception.
There are only two more screenings left for the film series, tonight and next Monday.
Tonight, the series will screen the New England Premiere of the Nepalise film White Sun from director Deepak Rauniyer – here’s the info from the BWF Website:
Co-produced by actor Danny Glover’s Louverture Films and winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Interfilm Award! When his father dies, a Maoist rebel must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away and face his brother, who was on the opposing side during the Nepalese civil war. The brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father’s body down the steep mountain path to the river for cremation. With no men strong enough to carry the body and under pressure from the village elders, the partisan must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war.
The film is in Nepali with English subtitles and will screen at 7:30 PM; you can purchase tickets here.
The speaker at this week’s screening will be Sarthak Giri, a native of Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal, who witnessed both sides of the Nepalese Civil War first hand.
In addition to tonight’s show, BWF will host one final screening on 5/16 at Belmont’s StudioCinema at 376 Trapelo Road.
Here’s to another great year for Belmont World Film, and don’t forget, we will be covering it as part of Subject:CINEMA‘s huge “Boston Springs A Fethival” two -show weekend May 20-21 as well – don’t you dare miss it!