Competition - Fiction

House of My Fathers

by Suba Sivakumaran

Two Sri Lankan villages, one Tamil and the other Sinhalese, are at war. When infertility strikes them both, the Gods send a message to them: a Sinhalese man and a Tamil woman will have to travel to the Forest of the Dead, from which only one will return. In the midst of this haunted place, the outcast Asoka and the mute Ahalya will confront the secrets of their past. Suba Sivakumaran's debut film tackles the memory of her country with an exceptional elegance.
  • Section: Competition - Fiction
  • Original language: Tamil & Sinhala
  • Subtitles: French & English

Asia

Director(s):

Suba Sivakumaran

Writer(s):

Suba Sivakumaran

Casting:

Bimal Jayakodi

Pradeepa

Steve De La Zilwa

Dharshen Dharmaraj

Dasun Pathirana

Producers:

Suba Sivakumaran

World sales:

Asian Shadows

Production:

Dominique Welinski

Palmyrah Talkies

Cinematographer:

Kalinga Deshapriya

Music:

Forest Christenson

Sound:

Mahavir Sabannavar

Phil Lee

Duration:

95'

Year:

2018

Production country:

Sri Lanka

Status:

Swiss Premiere

Dates

Monday 11 March

20h30

Grütli - Salle Simon

In the presence of the filmmaker

completed

Thursday 14 March

18h45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

completed