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    28

    Directed by

    Sri Lanka

    2014

    98 min

    • Sinhalese

    Drama

    Abasiri (50) and Mani (25) arrive in the capital city from a distant village to identify a dead woman. 15 years after parting from him, Abasiri recognizes his wife Suddhi on a mortuary table. Penniless and destitute, Abasiri uses every trick he knows to persuade the owner of a small ice-cream van (Lenin) into carrying what he believes is an empty coffin on the hood rack of the van back to the village. The two men ply Lenin with Alcohol and Opium in order to appease him with the result that the coffin flies off the hood of the van and onto the ground. The truth is revealed...

    Awards

    • NETPAC Award - Rotterdam IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Mahendra Perera
    Semini Iddamalgoda
    Rukmal Nirosh
    Screenplay
    Prasanna Jayakody
    Cinematography
    Chandana Jayasinghe
    Editing
    Rangana Singharage
    Music
    Deshaka Bamunumulla
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    SKY ENTERTAINERS
    Prasanna Jayakody

    Prasanna Jayakody

    Sri Lanka

    It's impossible to be completely wild in the artistic approach due to many cultural and moral barriers.

    Prasanna Jayakody (1968) was born in an artistic family that was strongly rooted in traditional Sinhala values, and he grew up in a Buddhist environment. This became a major inspiration for his productions. When he was 21 he made his debut with the stage drama 'Shadows and Men', which was a critical success. He then started directing television dramas that were loved by the masses and won him numerous television awards. His earlier films SANKARA (2006) and KARMA (2010), 28 (2014) were screened at IFFR. LEOPARD DO NOT BITE (2015) is his latest film, which was selected at the Busan IFF.

    Selected Filmography