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by Prasanna Jayakody

Synopsis

Abasiri and his nephew are summoned to identify in the capital city of Colombo a woman who has been raped and murdered. Abasiri recognizes his wife Suddhi lying on a mortuary table.

Penniless and destitute, the 2 friends embark on an up and down journey with the coffin attached off the hood of an ice cream van to bring it back to their village.

Specifications

Sri Lanka – 2014 – 98 min – HD – Color – 1:1.85 – Stereo – Sinhalese

written by

Prasanna Jayakody

Produced by

Sky Entertainers, Film Garage, Cognitive Eagle, Film Equipment Gallery- FEG

Featuring

Mahendra Perera, Semini Iddamalgoda, Rukmal Nirosh, Sarath Kothalawela

Festivals and Awards

  • International Premiere – Rotterdam IFFR 2014 – Spectrum – NETPAC Award for Best Asian film
  • Bled Film Festival – Slovenia – “Wishing Bell” Jury Prize
  • Festival des Films du Monde – Montreal – Regard sur les Cinémas du monde
  • Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok, Russia
  • FilmFest Hamburg, Germany
  • Warsaw IFF, Poland
  • Tallinn Black Night Film Festival, Estonia
  • Bangkok Film Festival, Thailand
  • Crime & Punishment, Turkey
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • APSA nomination for Best Actor and Script
  • Kolkata FF, Award Winning Netpac Section
  • Locarno FF, Switzerland

Filmography

Sankara (2007) – Rotterdam IFFR

Karma (2010)- Rotterdam IFFR