Tokyo International Film Festival, 2022
Award: Best Artistic Contribution Award, Tokyo IFF 2022
Synopsis: Amila, a young man from Sri Lanka, faces the daunting task of raising $15,000 for his sister Inoka's life-saving heart surgery. Desperate, he becomes involved in a child trafficking operation. As tensions rise, Amila must make difficult choices to secure his sister's future and escape the criminal world.
Directors Bio: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara (born 1977) is a Sri Lankan filmmaker and writer. Pushpakumara worked as a Television Radio presenter and freelance newspaper in his early career. Pushpakumara’s first feature film, Flying Fish (Igillena Maluwo), received a grant from the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Huub Bals) to support its post-production costs. The film was subsequently honored with a nomination for the festival’s Tiger Award for new directors.
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Drama | Social