“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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