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BURNING BIRDS

(orig. DAVENA VIHAGUN)

  • BURNING BIRDS

France / Sri Lanka / Qatar / Netherlands 2016
Language: Sinhala
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama
Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
Cinematographer: Kalinga Deshapriya
Script: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
Editor: Ajith Ramanayake, Katharina Wartena
Cast: Anoma Janadari, Samanalee Fonseka, Mahendra Perera
Producer: Antonin Dedet ,Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
Production Company: Neon Productions
Music: R.Abaji, Philip David Sheppard, Jithendra Vidyapathy
Sound: Aruna Priyantha Kaluarchchi, Nicolas D`halluin
Distributor: Film Republic
Lenght: 84 Min.
Format: DCP/ProRes
Color: Farbe
Age Limit: <

After her husband has been murdered Kusum has to try everything to make ends meet for her numerous family members. Trapped in poverty and helplessness she drags herself through bone-grinding jobs and soon finds herself in prostitution while also having to endure a patriarchal society making her a second-class citizen. At the same time as Kusum goes through her life of suffering, the viewing audience experiences a reflexion about the medium itself. The minimal scenery degrades itself to a surreal theatrical stage and opens the view on the western spectacle of the distant victimization of women which overshadows deviating self-positionings of women in far-off and mostly unknown countries.

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Screenings

  • 06.11.2018 21:15 C1 Cinema Saal 1
  • 09.11.2018 21:00 LOT
  • 10.11.2018 23:30 C1 Cinema Saal 1
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