“A breath of fresh air from the top of the world.”
When his father dies, former anti-regime partisan Chandra must travel to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting to see the man she thinks is her father for the first time. But she’s confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan, rumoured to be his son. She tries to calm her mother, Durga, after she is excluded from preparing the body for funeral rites because tradition does not allow women to participate. Chandra’s arrival is more awkward than he expected, due to a complication with removing his father’s body from home. He and Durga struggle with an unspoken pain that prevents any reconciliation. Chandra must also face his brother Sura, who was on the opposing side during the civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside politics while carrying their father’s body down the steep mountain path for cremation. 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. In Nepalese with English subtitles.