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Peacock Lament

  • Sri Lanka| 2022| Sinhala| 103'| Colour
  • Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
  • Producer: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara, Amil Abeysundara, Andrea Magnani, Chiara Barbo, Suranga Handapangoda, Yuganthi Yashodhara, Wathuhena Sangeetha, Nilnadee Godagama
  • Screenplay: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
  • DoP: Sisikirana Paranavithana
  • Editor: Giuseppe Leonetti
  • Cast: Akalanka Prabashwara, Sabeetha Perera, Dinara Punchihewa

Festivals:

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
India Premiere

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