$15 tickets ( $12 for members)
Sun. Dec 11th, 2022 @ 4PM
Venue: Austin Film Society
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX
Children of the Sun (Gaadi)
Sri Lanka/India I 103 mins I Drama I 2019 I Sinhalese w/
Winner of the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Prize - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Set in 19th century Sri Lanka, this historical epic follows a noble woman, Tikiri, stripped of her place in society and forcibly married to an outcast.
As she struggles to maintain her dignity, Tikiri finds her sense of identity challenged and expanded. Meanwhile, the dangers of British occupation and civil conflict loom large, threatening the futures of all.
*Screening is followed by a LIVE virtual Q&A with acclaimed director, Prasanna Vithanage.
*Q&A is followed by Member Appreciation Party, FREE to all current Members at all levels . Location of Mixer TBA.
About the Artist
Prasanna Vithanage is a Sri Lankan filmmaker, considered one of the pioneers of the third generation of the Sri Lankan cinema. He has directed numerous feature films including Death on a Full Moon Day (1997), August Sun (2003), Flowers of the Sky (2008) & With You, Without You (2012) and won many prestigious national and international awards.
In his early theatre work, he translated and produced plays by international writers and adapted works of world literature to film. He has battled against the censorship in Sri Lanka and worked as an educator of cinema conducting master classes in the subcontinent for young filmmakers and enthusiasts.