6th INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue, Venice, 2016

A light-footed multi-generational story after the irreconcilable conflicts between royalists and Maoist guerrillas (1996-2006) in a small Hinduist village in Nepal. The film opens an interreligious access for wide audiences by showing in a winking but respectful way how the authorities of the village argue with each other about burial rituals, politics, castes and a fatherhood. The director stages the conflict between a religious and a secular way of life, between tradition and modernity. Rauniyar’s hopeful message: Let the open-minded next generation try a restart!