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The Outcast (Padadaya)(1998)
The tragic course of forbidden love fuels this intensely romantic drama from Sri Lanka. The attraction a widowed man feels for a woman whose husband is a soldier away at war is condemned by the village population. Their transgressions become freighted with even greater importance because the man is a water-gate keeper, and the town ... more
Persisting with a career of petty thievery despite protests from his wife, Kamal (writer/director Linton Semage) is shocked to discover a photograph of his wife inside a recently stolen purse. Keeping this revelation private, Kamal tracks down the photograph's owner and learns some incredible secrets about the spouse he thought he knew. ... more
Civil war in Sri Lanka halts temporarily, and during the cease-fire, a soldier (Mahendra Perera) takes control of an isolated checkpoint near his home. While his country struggles with its tentative peace, the serviceman appears unaware of the potential war brewing inside his house between his wife and sister. Ambitious, meditative ... more