Film Synopsis

Sirimal, an 11-year-old boy from a very poor family in a remote village, obtains the highest marks of the year five scholarship exams, and enters a college in the city. As he tries to fit in with his peers from rich and high-class families, Sirimal encounters social and financial challenges. When he is selected to play the lead role as the king in a school stage drama, his biggest challenge is finding the money to make the royal costume.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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