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Burning Birds is Sri Lankan film written and directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. The film world premiered at 21st Busan International Film Festival (2016) under its New Currents Competition.
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good of good or badly add or know nothing

Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara
Stars: Kaushalaya Fernando, Nilanka Sepala Dahanayake, Chaminda Sampath Jayaweera


Credited cast:
Anoma Janadari Anoma Janadari
Samanalee Fonseka Samanalee Fonseka ... Kusum
Mahendra Perera Mahendra Perera
Pubudu Chathuranga Pubudu Chathuranga
Shyam Fernando Shyam Fernando
Chandani Senevirathna Chandani Senevirathna
Dharshan Dharmaraj Dharshan Dharmaraj
Dasun Pathirana Dasun Pathirana
Tissa Bandaranayake Tissa Bandaranayake
Dharmapriya Dias Dharmapriya Dias
Priyanka Samaraweera Priyanka Samaraweera
Sanjeewa Dissanayake Sanjeewa Dissanayake
Leonie Kotalawela Leonie Kotalawela


In a small village in Eastern Sri Lanka in 1989, after her husband was abducted, tortured and murdered by a paramilitary group, 37 year old Kusum has to fight to look after her eight children and mother-in-law all by herself. After a series of unsuccessful odd jobs, where she is constantly abused physically and sexually, Kusum falls into prostitution. Soon the Police arrest her in a brothel. This event adversely affects her children's schooling. Her revengeful reaction unfolds thereafter.

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Sri Lanka | France



Release Date:

29 June 2018 (Sri Lanka) See more »

Also Known As:

Burning Birds See more »


Box Office


€450,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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