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Flying Fish

Flying Fish

IGILLENA MALUW
2011Films Drama1 h 33 mins
Through three different but interconnected stories, we follow three young characters – a young girl, a lovelorn woman and a widow, mother of eight children - and their painful personal journeys set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
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Flying Fish

Flying Fish
Flying Fish

Flying Fish

IGILLENA MALUW
2011Films Drama1 h 33 mins
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Flying Fish
Flying Fish
Details
A young girl is harassed at school by Tamil Tigers who demand monetary “donations” that her family cannot afford to pay. An unmarried lovelorn woman is impregnated by a soldier. When the soldier abandons her, the girl and her father struggle to endure the shame. A widow, mother of eight children longing for male companionship, mistakes a well-to-do villager’s questionable benevolence towards her family as love. Tragedy strikes when her teenage son discovers the affair.
Director
Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
Country
Sri Lanka
Language
Tamil
Sinhala

Details
A young girl is harassed at school by Tamil Tigers who demand monetary “donations” that her family cannot afford to pay. An unmarried lovelorn woman is impregnated by a soldier. When the soldier abandons her, the girl and her father struggle to endure the shame. A widow, mother of eight children longing for male companionship, mistakes a well-to-do villager’s questionable benevolence towards her family as love. Tragedy strikes when her teenage son discovers the affair.
Director
Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
Country
Sri Lanka
Language
Tamil
Sinhala

Accolades
Flying Fish
Grand Prize Nominee
Tokyo FILMeX, 2011
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
FIPRESCI Prize Nominee
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2012
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Flying Fish
Tiger Award Nominee
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2011
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
Grand Prize Nominee
Tokyo FILMeX, 2011
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
FIPRESCI Prize Nominee
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2012
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
Tiger Award Nominee
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2011
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
Grand Prize Nominee
Tokyo FILMeX, 2011
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
FIPRESCI Prize Nominee
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2012
Flying Fish
Flying Fish
Tiger Award Nominee
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2011
Flying Fish

Critics
...'"The story itself is told in such a way that it includes a lot of observations: everyday details, views of the villages of Sri Lanka, natural landscapes – all these give an impression of a unique beauty."'
Sunday Times

Meet the Cast
Gayesha Perera

Gayesha Perera

Sampath Jayaweera

Sampath Jayaweera

Meet the Cast
Gayesha Perera

Gayesha Perera

Sampath Jayaweera

Sampath Jayaweera

Directors

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara

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