Winner of the 2021 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Cultural Diversity Award.
It’s 1814 AD. Ceylon’s Buddhist nobility is approached with an offer by a wormtongue British agent to secure the route from the highlands to the coast in exchange for help to overthrow the maligned Tamil King. The coup fails and the price is paid by a conscientious Buddhist noblewoman who is forcibly married to a charismatic noose maker from the local community of outcasts. A quite unexpected love story begins to unfold in the island’s lush mountainside
Director: Prasanna Vithanage
Country: Sri Lanka
Running time: 106 mins
Buy tickets: HOTA Website
This screening is presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts.
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