Sri Lanka’s ‘Withered Leaf’ goes to South Asian International Film Festival


‘Withered Leaf’ a short film by Duminda Sanjeewa is nominated to the annual Singapore South Asian International Film Festival to commence on Sept 1.

In the 1.5 hr drama yet to screen in Lanka, a country woman who turns to be a widow and a single mother is forced to choose between life and death by poverty, gender inequality and ignorance of the society.

The 10-day event, has scheduled  35 feature films, shorts and documentaries from Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Twenty-six films will be competing for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Short Film. The jury deciding the winners of these awards comprise four film-makers: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki from Bangladesh, Siddiq Barmak from Afghanistan, K. Rajagopal from Singapore and Prasanna Vithanage from Sri Lanka.