Films In Competition
House of My Fathers
Mouna Kaandam/Nomiyana Mathakaya
Infertility plagues two warring Sri Lankan villages, forcing sworn enemies to confront their pasts in order to save their futures.
In this political parable set in the primeval forests of Sri Lanka, the civil war has left a terrible mark on two villages—one Tamil, one Sinhala. A ‘death strip’ separates the two due to their constant fighting. And no child has been born on either side of the barbed wire for some time.
The villages receive messages from their respective gods that they are each to send a representative to an isolated place, where they will find the secret to renewing life. However, only one will return. As the Tamil woman and the Singhalese man chosen to heal their villages enter into the Forest of the Dead, they are forced to confront both provincial secrets and their own personal pasts.
Cast & Credits
Suba Sivakumaran grew up in five different countries and currently resides in New York, London and Sri Lanka. She began her career in international development, and works in the areas of humanitarian aid and poverty reduction for the United Nations and other organisations. I Too Have a Name, her first short, premiered in competition at Berlinale.
Bimal Jayakodi, Pradeepa, Steve De La Zilwa
*Official Selection, Busan International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, BFI London Film Festival 2018