Original title : Davena Vihagun
English title : Burning Birds
Country : France, Sri Lanka
Language : Sinhala
Year : 2016
Runtime : 84 min
Director : Sanjeewa Pushpakumara Venue: City Pride Kothrud
Screen: Screen 2
Showtime: 14th Jan 2018, 2.00 p.m. Venue: Carnival Cinema - Mumbai Pune Road
Screen: Screen 3
Showtime: 17th Jan 2018, 1.45 p.m.
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After an illegal militant group kills her husband, ordinary housewife Kusum does anything to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. However, there is not only a huge amount of work to do for a poor and powerless working class widow, but she also has to endure the contempt and surliness of a male-oriented society. She finally loses the last vestiges of dignity when she is driven to prostitution and in the end, she makes a truly extreme choice.