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Burning Birds

After her husband is murdered by a local militia, Kusum has to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. With the breadwinner gone, Kusum...

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Burning Birds

DAVENA VIHAGUN Drama

After her husband is murdered by a local militia, Kusum has to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. With the breadwinner gone, Kusum has to make extreme choices in the face of her desperation.

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Details

  • Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
  • Anoma Janadari
    Samanalee Fonseka
    Mahendra Perera
    Chandani Senavirathne
    Leonie Kotalawala
    Pubudu Chathuranga
    Thissa Bandaranayaka
    Priyanka Samaraweera
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sinhalese
  • 84 mins
  • 2016

Accolades

35th Munich International Film Festival

Official Selection (Germany)

TOKYO FILMeX, 2016

Special Jury Prize

70th Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland)

Pusan International Film Festival, 2016

New Currents Award Nominee

Critics

The Hollywood Reporter

"Burning Birds is a much more poised and harrowing affair than Jacques Audiard’s Palme d’Or-winning Dheepan."

"Burning Birds is a blistering social and artistic statement."