Children of the Sun
Prasanna Vithanage | Sri Lanka, India | 2019 | 103'
In 1814, on the eve of British colonisation, Ceylon is governed by an Indian Tamil king unpopular with the Buddhist nobles who are seeking British support to depose him. The plan fails and the king’s reaction is ruthless. Stripped of her nobility and forcibly married to an outcast and having to survive in the jungle, a noblewoman fights to keep her dignity by refusing to succumb to her destiny.
Sajitha Anuththara, Dinara Punchihewa
Prasanna Vithanage Productions
Film Island, Jar Pictures, Prasanna Vithanage Productions
A. Sreekar Prasad
UNESCO Award (Asia Pacific Screen Awards), Jury Prize - Special Mention (Dhaka International Film Festival)
Prasanna Vithanage was born in Sri Lanka in 1962. After having directed several plays, he made his first feature film in 1992. His second feature, Dark Night of the Soul (1996) won all the main prizes at the Sri Lanka Film Critics Forum Awards. In 2007 he produced the film Machan, directed by Uberto Pasolini in Sri Lanka. Although initially banned, Silence in the Courts (2015) is the first documentary to have been very successful with the public in his country. In 2020, he made Children of the Sun, which had its world premiere at the Festival of Busan.
2019 – Children of the Sun, ff
2018 – Her. Him. The Other, ff
2015 - Silence in the Courts, ff
2012 - With You, Without You, ff
2008 - Flowers of the Sky, ff
2003 - August Sun, ff
1998 - Walls Within, ff
1997 - Death on a Full Moon Day, ff
1996 - Dark Night of the Soul, ff
1991 - Fire on Ice, ff