Prasanna Jayakody at IFFR
A meditative debut film about the inner struggle of a young Buddhist monk who feels attracted to a pretty girl. A spiritual journey, guided by excellent photography, with an eye for the beautiful landscape and subtle details.
One of the most talented directors of South Asia returns to Rotterdam with a provoking contemplation on notions of pain, passion, sexual desire, guilt and death. Expressionist and minimalist, the film focuses on spirituality and human relationships.
Poetic travelogue in breathtaking countryside of Sri Lanka counterpointed with the journey of two simple men and a mysterious coffin heading towards a village where embarrassing rumours about the deceased woman have already spread. Meditative and thought-provoking.