Ahasin Polowata (White Flowers for the Dead)
The second production “Ahasin Polowata” (White Flowers of the Dead) directed by Dr. Lester James Pieris which won unprecedented awards, was adjudged the most outstanding film from a third world country at the 3rd International Film Festival in Cariro in 1978. It was also selected for the Akhethon Award, reserved for the highest creative feats in art in Egypt. Other awards won, include 07 Presidential awards and 05 OCIC awards.
The story is built around a mental disturbance.The Central character is a person who regretsan error committed in the past. The total narrative is a flash-back of this particular individual (Dr. Sarath). He lives with his aunt Isabella since his parents have passed away. Aunt Isabella is a widow, with unfulfilled yearning for a child. Dr Sarath gets one of his patients to give her new born baby to his aunt Isabella. The mother Shrima, gives the child willingly as she is planning to go abroad. Dr. Sarath had been married earlier. His wife Vinitha had died at child birth. Long after Vinitha’s death, Dr. Sarath visits her home. There he meets a very beautiful young woman. She is the younger sister of his deceased wife Vinitha. The younger sister reciprocates Dr. Sarath’s affection. Through this marriage a new life dawns for Dr. Sarath.
Lester James Pieris
Tissa Abeysekera, from the novel by Eileen Siriwardene
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