The Resource Death on a Full Moon Day, by Prasanna Vithanage

Death on a Full Moon Day, by Prasanna Vithanage

Label
Death on a Full Moon Day
Title
Death on a Full Moon Day
Statement of responsibility
by Prasanna Vithanage
Title variation
Death on a Full Moon Day
Contributor
Director
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told against the backdrop of civil war, endemic poverty, and the struggles of everyday life in rural Sri Lanka, Death on a Full Moon Day revolves around the central protagonist, Wannihami, a blind man with a fierce sense of independence. When his son Bandara is killed by a land mine while fighting against Tamil rebels, Wannihami refuses to believe he is dead. Despite being overwhelmed by grief, Bandara's sister and her fiancee try to convince Wannihami to accept his son's death and the compensation payment the government is offering them. Impoverished as they are as a result of the civil war, the money could be used to complete construction of the family house and provide a better life for the family in a time of economic strife. However, even the poor conditions in which Wannihami and his family live cannot convince him to accept the money. Awards/Festivals: Golden Unicorn Best Feature Film Amiens International Film Festival 1999; FIPRESCI Prize Fribourg International Film Festival 1999; Silver Screen Award Best Asian Actor and Nominated Silver Screen Award Best Asian Film Singapore International Film Festival 1999; Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1998; Palm Springs International Film Festival 1999
Awards note
  • Won 1999 Amiens International Film Festival, Golden Unicorn
  • Won 1999 Amiens International Film Festival, Netpac Award
  • Won 1999 Firbourg International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize
  • Won 1999 Singapore International Film Festival, Silver Screen Award
  • Nominated 1999 Singapore International Film Festival, Silver Screen Award
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In Sinhala
  • Original language in Sinhala
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • (1962), Prasanna Vithanage
  • Karunananda, Kumara
  • Hettiarachchi, Nayana
  • (1933), Joe Abeywickrama
Runtime
69
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Asia
  • 1990s
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Civil war
  • Poverty
  • Rural population
  • Family relationships
  • Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
Death on a Full Moon Day, by Prasanna Vithanage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (69 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2057471
  • (OCoLC)865004207
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2057471/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000131531
Video recording format
other
Label
Death on a Full Moon Day, by Prasanna Vithanage
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (69 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2057471
  • (OCoLC)865004207
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2057471/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000131531
Video recording format
other

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