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Tradition

by Lanka Bandaranayake

#10 /23 | available until February 16

 

Sri Lanka  ·  2016  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  11'  ·  o.v. Sinhalese

An old woman adorns a bride with traditional Sri Lankan jewelry, describing the symbolic meaning of every piece. These meanings bring the girl back to her past relationships and the scars they left. And suddenly, her future seems somewhat elusive.

Selected in the Open Doors shorts progam 2018

The weight of tradition are the jewels and the commitment a wife own to her husband. In Lanka Bandaranayake’s film, men are complaining about their passive, sad, lazy, childish wives while a young bride silently listens to the traditional advice of an elderly woman. “Tradition” is a testimony of contemporary women's struggles to survive in a male dominated society.

Delphine Jeanneret  ·  programmer

 

Lanka Bandaranayake was born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. She started her artistic career as an actress in 1998. Since then she has won several acting and costume designing national awards. Later she became an award winning drama producer and director. Her first short film "Tradition” was produced in 2016. It was screened at over 40 national and international film festivals followed by several awards. Her second short film “The Mirror” was produced in 2018.

Cast

Irangani Serasingha , Kalum Gamlath , Sameera Lakmal , Nilanka Dahanayaka , Arunod Wijesinha , Kalana Jayanath , Anjana Premarathna , Rajeev Ananda

Producer

Lanka Bandaranayake

Executive producer

Ransiri Perera

Cinematography

Vishwajith Karunarathna

Music

Sumudu Guruge

Screenplay

Lanka Bandaranayake

Sound

Sankha Malwaththa

Editing

Sankha Malwaththa

Production

Eleithya Productions (lankabandaranayake@ymail.com)

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