Thani Thatuwen Piyabanna (Flying With One Wing)
Director: Asoka Handagama Starring: Anoma Janadari, Gayani Gisanthika, Mahendra Perera Run time: 81 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15 Language: Sinhala with English subtitles | Year: 2003 | Country: Sri Lanka
YEAR ROUND PROGRAMME
A married man works as a mechanic in a small Sri Lankan town. His secret know to none but his wife, is that he is actually a woman. One day an accident causes his real gender to be discovered, setting off a chain of events that will change their lives forever. Asoka Handagama’s subversive film, originally banned domestically satirises homophobia and sexual bigotry while serving as a brutal indictment of the sexual harassment experienced by working women in Sri Lanka.
Screening online at LoveLIFFAtHome.com
Online Q&A with Asoka Handagama
Online (UK only) | LoveLIFFatHome
Q&A with special guest