FLYING WITH ONE WING
6:00 pm, November 1, Castro Theatre
Director: Asoka Handagama
Country: Sri Lanka (2002)
Running Time: 81 mins; 35mm Print
Sinhalese with English Subtitles.
Undoubtedly the most revolutionary South Asian Film this year, Flying With One Wing, is an engaging parable of a person creating a life amidst a culture that deems their existence criminal. The film captures the reality of women living in present day Sri Lanka and addresses gender politics in a male dominated society from a novel perspective. Flying With One Wing is an edgy, gender-altering story that manages to remain lighthearted and humorous despite the building tensions that culminate with unexpected results. In short, a Sri Lankan 'Boys don't Cry' mixed with Fasbinder.