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FLYING WITH ONE WING

FLYING WITH ONE WING

india Updated: Jul 17, 2003 16:16 IST
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FLYING WITH ONE WING
(Tani Tatuwen Piyabanna)
Sri Lanka 2002
Director: Asoka Handagama

Flying with one Wing is the story of a (trans-gendered) ‘married’ woman who dresses and acts like a man and works as a mechanic in a garage. One day she has an accident and loses consciousness. A colleague in the garage rushes her to the nearest clinic which happens to be an abortion centre. The doctor who treats her discovers her gender and gradually begins to harass her into having a sexual liaison with him. She is also pursued by her garage colleague who is gay is and unaware that she is a woman. The doctor whose advances have been rejected takes revenge by revealing the secret to the proprietor of the garage. And so begins a time of trouble for the protagonist.

Screenplay:
Asoka Handagama

Cinematography:
Channa Deshapriya

Editing:
Ravindra Guruge

Music:
Rohanna Weerasinghe

Principal cast:
Anoma Janadari, Gayani Sudhaarshani, Mahendra Perera, Wilson Jayasiri, Jagath Chamila

Production:
Iranthi Abeysinghe & Upul Shantha Sannasgara
35mm / colour / 81 mins.

Director's bio-note:
Born in Sri Lanka in 1962, Asoka Handagama studied Mathematics at the University of Kelaniya and worked as a statistician at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He obtained an MSc in Development Economics from Warwick University in England. He entered cinema via the theatre and television. Both Moon Lady (Chanda Kinnarie), his first film, and Moon Hunt, his second, won several awards. This is My Moon was critically acclaimed at more than 20 international film festivals and won the Best Film award at Cinefan 2001. His tele-dramas, too, have been landmarks in the history of Sri Lankan television.