Burning Birds

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Burning Birds

Directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara

  • France, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Qatar 2016; 84 min
  • Original version: Tamil
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Jury Prize - Tokyo FILMeX
    • Grand Prix (Fiction and Human Rights), Young Jury Award - FIFDH

  • Busan IFF

Synopsis

1989. A small village in Eastern Sri Lanka. After her husband is abducted, tortured and murdered by a paramilitary group, Kusum has a struggle on her hands to look after her eight children and mother-in-law all by herself.

Production

  • NEON PRODUCTIONS

     

International Sales

  • FILM REPUBLIC

    Xavier Rashid