28

  • 98'
  • Sri Lanka
  • 2014
After his memorable debut, Sankara (IFFR 2007), and second film, Karma (IFFR 2011), Sri Lankan director Prasanna Jayakody remains in the world of the metaphysical, exploring this time the exciting confrontation of two worlds - one essentially marked by emotional bonds and purity and the other by materialistic values and doubtful social norms.
Abasiri’s wife Suddhi abandoned him and the village a long time ago. Now, Abasiri and his young friend Mani are summoned to identify a woman who got raped and murdered in the city. Hiding his personal distress after the shocking discovery that it’s his own wife, Abasiri embarks on a strange journey with a coffin heading through captivatingly beautiful hill stations towards the village where embarrassing rumours of Suddhi’s demise are already spreading. In the last part of this poetic travelogue, dead Suddhi confronts the villagers with their own hypocrisy and shortcomings.
Director
Prasanna Jayakody
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Sri Lanka
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
98'
Medium
DCP
Language
Sinhalese (Sinhala)
Producer
Rasitha Jinasena
Production Company
Sky Entertainers
Sales
Sky Entertainers
Screenplay
Prasanna Jayakody
Cinematography
Chandana Jayasinghe
Editor
Rangana Singharage
Production Design
Nishantha Padmakumara
Sound Design
Rangana Singharage
Music
Deshaka Bamunumulla
Cast
Semini Dinusha Iddamalgoda, Rukmal Nirosh
Website
http://alphaviolet.com/28