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Thani Thatuwen Piyabanna (Flying On One Wing)

1h 21m Asoka Handagama ∙ 2003 ∙ Sinhala with English subtitles ∙ Cert 15 2003

A married man works as a mechanic in a small Sri Lankan town. His secret known to none but his wife, is that he is actually a woman. One day an accident causes his real gender to be discovered, setting off a chain of events that will change their lives forever. Asoka Handagama’s groundbreaking film, originally banned domestically satirises homophobia and sexual bigotry while serving as a brutal indictment of the sexual harassment experienced by working women in Sri Lanka.


Asoka Handagama


Sinhala, English Subtitles


Sri Lanka