Jayakody remains in the world of the metaphysical, exploring this time the exciting confrontation of two worlds – one essentially marked by emotional bonds and purity and the other by materialistic values and doubtful social norms.” – International Film Festival Rotterdam
Award-winning director Prasanna Jayakody returns with a mystical and unnerving road movie that journeys through the breathtaking Sri Lankan landscape.
Abasiri and his nephew Mani arrive in Colombo from a distant village to identify a dead woman. Fifteen years after their parting, Abasiri recognises his wife Suddhi on the mortuary table. Penniless and destitute, he uses every trick he knows to persuade the owner of a small ice-cream van into carrying his wife’s coffin back to the village, with chaotic results.
Jayakody brings a lighthearted touch to a dark tale thanks to the wonderful ensemble performance of the three roadtrippers. Meanwhile the ghostly appearances of the beautiful Suddhi are poetic and poignant, making this a layered and thought provoking cinematic experience.
Winner of the NETPAC Award at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam.