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Title August sun / directed by Prasanna Vithanage
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Asia Pacific, publisher, 2003


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (108 min.))
Series Asian film online
Summary This filmic offering by acclaimed director Prasanna Vithanage (Walls Within and Death on a Full Moon Day) is a poignant narrative of human displacement against the backdrop of the bitter, real-life conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamil people of Sri Lanka. The film traces the experience of three individuals, each of whom is affected by the war in different ways. Chamari enlists the aid of a London-based journalist to help locate her husband, a pilot who was captured by the Tamil Tigers; a young Muslim boy Arfath tries to keep his dog, even as his family joins thousands of other Muslims in a mass exodus to escape the conflict; and Dumida, a lonely young soldier, discovers that his sister has been working as a prostitute in a brothel that serves both Sinhalese and Tamil soldiers. All of these events, presented from a Sinhalese perspective, take place under the searing heat of a hot August sun and the weight of lengthy civil war. Awards/Festivals: Grand Jury Prize and nominated Lino Brocka Award Cinemanila International Film Festival 2003; Grand Prix des Ameriques Montreal World Film Festival 2003; FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award Singapore International Film Festival 2004; Amiens International Film Festival 2003; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2004; Deauville Asian Film Festival 2004
Notes In English and Sinhalese with English subtitles
Nominated 2003 Montréal World Film Festival, Grand Prix des Amériques
Nominated 2004 Cinemanila International Film Festival, Lino Brocka Award
Nominated 2004 Fribourg International Film Festival, Grand Prix Award
Nominated 2004 Vesoul Asian Film Festival, Golden Wheel Award
Won 2004 Cinemanila International Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize
Won 2004 Singapore International Film Festival, FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award
Subject Feature films -- Sri Lanka
Feature films.
Sri Lanka.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Vitānagē, Prasanna, film director, screenwriter
Asia Pacific, publisher
Other Titles Original title: Ira madiyama