Flying Fish / MOMA

2010. Sri Lanka. Directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. With Chaminda Sampath Jayaweera, Rathnayaka Marasinghe, Siththi Mariyam. Pushpakumara’s breathtaking debut feature deftly weaves together three narratives about war-torn Sri Lanka, capturing the emotional and spiritual suffering of people trying to live a normal life amid the devastation of the country’s ongoing civil war. The landscapes of eastern Sri Lanka are captured in long takes, and the nation’s quiet rage is expressed through superbly framed tableaux vivants. Inspired by the director’s own experiences, the film is deeply felt—but its more shocking elements are not for the fainthearted.

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