BURNING BIRDS

By Sanjeewa PUSHPAKUMARA

DW - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
competition
Tokyo Filmex 2016
Competition Special Jury Award
Rotterdam IFFR 2017
Bright Future
Goteborg IFF 2017
competition
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Second film
    • Countries
    • SRI LANKA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • BENGALI
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sanjeewa PUSHPAKUMARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Antonin DEDET (Néon Prod), Dominique WELINSKI (DW)
    • Synopsis
    • 1989. A small village in Eastern Sri Lanka. After her husband is abducted, tortured and murdered by the state army, Kusum has to fight to look after her eight children and mother-in-law all by herself. After a series of unsuccessful odd jobs, where she is constantly abused physically and sexually, Kusum falls into prostitution. Soon the Police arrest her in a brothel. When the school hears about the mother’s lifestyle, the children are thrown out. From there, the whole family will tries to survive the tragedy.
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