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Burning Birds

Burning Birds

A Feature film by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara

Produced by Neon Productions

Production year : 2015

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Neon Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Film Republic

Foreign production company :

Sapushpa Expressions


1989. A small village in Eastern Sri Lanka. After her husband is abducted, tortured and murdered by government soldiers, Kusum has a struggle on her hands to look after her eight children and mother-in-law all by herself. After a series of unsuccessful odd jobs, in which she is constantly abused both physically and sexually, Kusum falls into prostitution. She is soon arrested in a brothel, by the police. When news of what has befallen their mother reaches school, the children are expelled...



Burning Birds

Trailer (English Subs)


Full credits

Executive Producer :

Antonin Dedet

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Sri Lanka

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (France, Sri Lanka)

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French release :

Runtime :

1 h 24 min

Current status :

Approval :

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