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House of My Fathers Sri Lanka 2018 | 95 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Suba Sivakumaran

SUBA SIVAKUMARAN (*1981) was born into a Sri Lankan-Tamil family and today works as a director and producer in London and Sri Lanka. House of My Fathers is her debut feature film.

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Dealing with trauma in the primeval forests of Sri Lanka: a political parable about war and remembrance with superb, lyrical cinematography. The civil war on Sri Lanka left terrible marks on two villages: not only is there a "death strip" between the two, but there has also been no child born on either side of the barbed wire for some time. Both villages receive messages from their gods about how to deal with the situation: they should send one of their inhabitants into the Forest of the Dead – but only one will return. The Singhalese man Asoka and the Tamil woman Ahalya are chosen to heal their villages – and their ordeal will confront them with the scars the war left on their souls.
Orig. Title: Mouna Kaandam
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Sinhala, Tamilian
Section: Veto!
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Director: Suba Sivakumaran
Screenplay: Suba Sivakumaran
Cast: Bimal Jayakodi, Pradeepa, Steve De La Zilwa, Dharshen Dharmaraj, Dasun Pathirana
Producer: Suba Sivakumaran
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Forest Christenson
Director of Photography: Kalinga Deshapriya
Production Design:
Editor: Nse Asuquo
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Asian Shadows International Sales Ltd.
German Distributor:
World Sales: Asian Shadows International Sales Ltd.
Production: Palmyrah Talkies
Contact: Lya Li, Asian Shadows International Sales Ltd.: lya@chineseshadows.com

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