For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, shall vie for Oscars 2019. The movie titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan movie to enter in mainstream ‘Best Picture’ category of Oscars 2019, the officials revealed.
The preview show of ‘The Frozen Fire’ was screened on Tuesday at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan movies have only entered twice in Oscars before this, that too in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film category.
About The Frozen Fire
The movie is produced by Chamathka Pieris under the banner of Cinepro Lanka International. Ariyawansha Dhammage is the script writer. Cinepro which is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinema and television production companies intends to promote the movie and showcase the island nation’s leap in filmmaking to a global audience.
The movie’s plot follows the life of Rohana Wijeweera, his close associates and those whose political and personal lives are entwined with his on account of their ideological preferences. The film’s makers take the viewer through the turbulent twelve years from Rohana Wijeweera’s release from jail until his ghastly murder in the late 1980s through the multiple viewpoints of Wijeweera, his family, friends, comrades and detractors.