30.09. - 09.10.2021

28 Sri Lanka 2014 | 98 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Prasanna Jayakody

Prasanna Jayakody (*1968) is one of the best-known of a new generation of film-makers in Sri Lanka. He started out as a theatre director before gaining fame with a series of prize-winning TV dramas. He has been working in film since 2006. 28 is his third feature.

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Country bumpkins Abasiri and Mani won't say no to a trip to Colombo, even if the occasion is a sad one: they have to bring back the corpse of a woman from their village. When Abasiri learns the identity of the woman, the mood changes -- and the problems begin. The standard method of using an undertaker would cost too much, so in the end it has to be an ice cream van and its unwitting driver that transports the coffin through the breath-taking Sri Lankan landscape. Layer by layer, this melancholy road movie gains in depth, uncovering social chasms but without losing its light touch.
Original title: 28
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Sinhala
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Prasanna Jayakody
Screenplay: Prasanna Jayakody
Cast: Mahendra Perera, Semini Iddhamalhgoda, Sarath Kothalawela, Rukmal Nirosh, Daya Thennakone
Producer: Rasitha Jinasena
Director of Photography: Chandana Jayasinghe
Music: Deshaka Bamunumulla
Production Design: Nishanta Padmakumara
Editor: Rangana Sinharage
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Alpha Violet
Production: Ski Entertainers; Film Garage; Cognitive Eagle; Film Equipment Gallery - FEG
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