Despite great poverty, a tenant farmer, his wife and their young son are relatively happy, until their quiet life is disrupted by the arrival of a timber merchant from the city. The truck driver who transports the timber makes friends with the family and helps them set up a small shop. The venture fails and their hope of a better life ends in tragedy. The farmer commits suicide. His wife and child have to fend for themselves and have to move to a slum in the city. The woman cannot manage alone and in a last attempt to survive in the harsh new world, she disappears. tackles topical social themes in a form derived from the popular film. investigates the many conflicts that emerge in a developing country like Sri Lanka.

International title
The City
Filmmaker
H.D. Premaratne
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Sri Lanka
Year
1993
Medium
35mm
Length
105’
Language
Sinhalees
Producer
E.A.P. Films & Theaters, Soma Edirisinghe
Sales
E.A.P. Films & Theaters