Amritha, video blogger, and her husband Kesav, film producer, journey from Mumbai to Sri Lanka to celebrate their wedding anniversary by exploring the ancient sites of the Hindu epic Ramayana. However, their idyllic getaway is shattered when masked intruders steal all their valuables, leaving them stranded in their hill country bungalow. As they seek aid from the local police, Kesav’s frustration grows while Amritha finds solace in the beauty of their surroundings, deepening the divide in their marriage…

Against the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s severe economic crisis, Paradise delves into the cracks within society, interpersonal relations, and socio-political issues. The film explores the struggles arising from an unstable economy and poorly managed state institutions, digging into the psyche of marital relationships, empathy, and injustice. Through its narrative, Paradise raises pertinent questions about individual pursuit of justice and morality.

In the presence of filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage.

Born in 1962, Prasanna Vithanage is a filmmaker, theater director, and film educator, regarded as one of the pioneers of the third generation of Sri Lankan cinema. He is best known for his thought-provoking films that delve into social, political, and cultural issues including Ice on Fire (1992), Death on a Full Moon (1997), August Sun (2003), Flowers of the Sky (2008), With You, Without You (2012), Children of the Sun (2019).

Sun Apr 28, 2024 | 16:00

Red Lotus 2024

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Sri Lanka, India 2023
93 Min | Color | Sinhala, English, Malayalam with English subtitles

Directed by Prasanna VITHANAGE

Screenplay Prasanna VITHANAGE, Anushka SENANAYAKE Cinematography Rajeev RAVI Editing A. Sreekar PRASAD Music K
Cast Roshan MATHEW, Darshana RAJENDRAN
World sales Newton Cinema

Film Still: Paradise

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