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A Mother Alone

  • Film

Time Out says

Jilted by her boyfriend as soon as she becomes pregnant, young Thushari is sent away to stay with her aunt; obviously, she can't now marry as her parents had arranged. It's pre-Independence Sri Lanka, and Thushari has already tried to induce a miscarriage. The problem is not all's well between aunt and uncle; Thushari comes home and is sent to another aunt. Adapted from a story by GB Senanayake, this rigidly episodic film conveys the stigma, confusion, helplessness and even tedium of being a single, young, disenfranchised mother. But for all its humanism, the plain storytelling never works in the film's favour; and at over two hours, it's very very slow.
Written by NB

Release Details

  • Duration:130 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sumitra Peries
  • Screenwriter:Tony Ranasinghe
  • Cast:
    • Sangeetha Weeraratne
    • Tony Ranasinghe
    • Sanath Gunathilake
    • Wasanthi Chathurani
    • Sriyani Amarasena
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