Sulanga Enu Pinisa
In this stunning maiden effort Jayasundara managed to create a social discussion on the discourse of ‘War’ in the Sri Lankan context. The film was the subject of many controversies which involved numerous social groups, political parties, and activists. It shed a light on the constant ideological battles between war and peace, the soldier and the civilian, fidelity and infidelity which perplexingly coexisted in Sri Lankan society at the wartime. Instead of asking the viewer to sympathize with the victims of the social tragedies, the film demands an intervention.
Director Vimukthi Jayasundara
Producer Phillip Avrill
Cast Mahendra Prerea, Nilupuli Jayawardena, Hemasiri Liyanage, Kaushalya Fernando, Saumya Liyanage
Duration 108 minutes
Format PAL Colour
Awards Camera d ‘OR for a first feature film at the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2005