In this tender and sad drama, two young students attending college in Sri Lanka become acquainted, and the shy and introverted boy falls in love with the girl of the picture. She appears to be unresponsive, but eventually she confesses that she has actively tried to dampen his affections, which she shares, because her family has made arrangements for her to marry another man. —Rovi
Over the past few decades, Lester James Peries has almost single-handedly pioneered the establishment and development of a truly national Sri Lankan cinema. His work predominantly revolves around the Sri Lankan family and village life with contrasting Western influences. It is said, “His is the cinema of simple contrasts, subtle shades of feelings and emotions -in short, lives which reflect larger conflicts being played just out of view.”
To have survived five decades in the Sri Lankan film industry as Lester has done, is a feat in itself. He belongs to the first generation of film directors – the Wimalaweera and Jayamanne era. He has sustained fierce criticisms and controversy over the years, particularly about how he, as an anglicized middle class Roman Catholic, could make Sinhala films.
Lester explains that he had to readjust his entire sensibility to a culture he had lost in order to make films about life in the Sri… read more