Akasa Kusum (Flowers in the Sky),
the new film by director Prasanna Vithanage will have its international
premiere at the Pusan International Film Festival, in Pusan, Republic
of Korea on 05 October 2008.
Akasa Kusum tells the story of faded actress Sandhya
Rani (played by screen legend Malini Fonseka), who is suddenly
thrust into the media spotlight when she is embroiled in a minor
scandal. Through this, she is once again thrust into the limelight,
and is faced with new challenges that eventually lead to her redemption.
Also starring in the film are Nimmi Harasgama, Dilhani Ekanayake,
Kaushalya Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka and Jayani Senanayake. The
film was produced by HD Premasiri for Sarasavi Cineru, A. Sreekar
Prasad for Film Freaks and Vithanage.
The Pusan International Film Festival has established itself as
a hub of Asian and international cinema in recent years. This
year, the festival will unveil over 300 films from 60 countries.
Following its premiere in Pusan, Akasa Kusum will
travel to New York, for the New York South Asian Film Festival.
It is scheduled to travel the global festival circuit before a
domestic Sri Lankan release in early 2009.
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