Sri Lanka | 2018 | Color | Political - Road Movie - Fantasy | 95 min 

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Tamil: Mouna Kaandam
Sinhala: Nomiyana Mathakaya
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DCP | Tamil and Sinhala | 24 fps | 4:3 | DOLBY 5.1


Two Sri Lankan villages – one Tamil, one Sinhala – have been at war with each other for decades. When, on both sides, villagers become infertile, they receive a message from the gods. A Sinhala man and a Tamil woman are to be sent to an isolated place where they will find the secret to renew life. But only one of them will return. In the Forest of the Dead, Asoka and Ahalya will have to confront the secrets of their villages and their personal pasts.

 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- Busan IFF 2018, New Currents Competition

- BFI London Film Festival, Debate Strand

- Hamburg Filmfest, Political Competition

- MAMI 2018, World Cinema Section 
- Rotterdam IFF 2019, Bright Future Section

- FIFDH International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights 2019, International Competition

- Seattle IFF 2019, New Directors Competition








Sound Design 

On Location Sound      


Associate Producer 


International Sales

Bimal Jayakodi


Steve De La Zilwa

Dharshen Dharmaraj

Dasun Pathirana

Suba Sivakumaran

Suba Sivakumaran

Kalinga Deshapriya

Nse Asuquo

Phil Lee

Mahavir Sabannavar

Forest Christenson

Suba Sivakumaran

Dominique Welinski

Palmyrah Talkies

Asian Shadows