Directed by Sunil Ariyaratne
130 min. / Sri Lanka / Sinhala with English subtitles / 2007
Dramatic Feature
Hong Kong Premiere

In the remote Sri Lankan countryside, a nun, Uppalavanna, follows her conscience while disobeying civil and monastic authority to give sanctuary to a wounded murderer. An insightful drama which reminds that even spiritual life does not provide escape from the tremors of social upheaval in this civil war-torn Buddhist country. The challenges of meeting anger, heartache, desire and revenge with the Buddhist principles of compassion and forgiveness are confronted with raw emotion and clarity.

This screening is part of the International Buddhist Film Festival Hong Kong 2012. For more information, please visit AsiaSociety.org/IBFF.


Presenting Sponsor

The Robert H.H. Ho Family Foundation


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Event Details

Sat 14 Apr 2012
3 - 5:30 p.m.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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HK$ 55 Asia Society members; HK$ 65 Non-members; HK$ 30 full-time students/ Seniors (aged 60 or above)/ Individuals with disabilities
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