BURNING BIRDS

By Sanjeewa PUSHPAKUMARA

FILM REPUBLIC - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016


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& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
New currents
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family, Social issues
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SRI LANKA
    • Languages
    • SINHALE
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sanjeewa PUSHPAKUMARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Antonin DEDET (Néon Prod), Dominique WELINSKI (DW)
    • Synopsis
    • After an illegal militant group kills her husband, ordinary housewife Kusum does anything to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. However, there is not only a huge amount of work to do for a poor and powerless working class widow, but she also has to endure the contempt and surliness of a male-oriented society. She finally loses the last vestiges of dignity when she is driven to prostitution and in the end, she makes a truly extreme choice.
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