Synopsis : Amid a brutal government crackdown on a youth uprising in Sri Lanka, a unit tasked with sacrificial killings faces internal strife as two young captives escape, escalating tension and challenging their mission.
Festival History : International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2023
Awards : NETPAC Award (Best Asian Feature Film), IFFR 2023
Producer : Sunil T. Fernando, Nirmana Bandara, Channa Deshapriya, Rasitha Jinasena
Screenplay : Jagath Manuwarna, Namal Jayasinghe
DOP : Vishwajith Karunarathne
Editor : Sankha Malwaththa
Cast : Sarath Kothalawala, Dharmapriya Dias, Priyantha Sirikumara, Sampath Chaminda Jayaweera, Ananda Kumara Unnahe, Aloka Gayathrie Ekanayake, Lakmal Dharmarathne
Jagath Manuwarna carries over two decades of experience as an Actor, Scriptwriter and Independent Film Director in the fields of Theatre, Film and Television.
His journey as a film director started in 2006 with the release of his first short film, Speck of Fire, which won the award for the Best Short Film at the Guerilla Short Film Festival (Colombo, Sri Lanka) of the same year. Whispering Mountains in his feature length directorial debut.