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Burning Birds

Burning Birds

A Feature film by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara

Produced by Neon Productions

Production year : 2015


    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)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Neon Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Film Republic

    Foreign production company :

    Sapushpa Expressions


    Full credits

    Executive Producer :

    Antonin Dedet

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :


    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 :

    Aspect ratio :