Light Arose (Aloko Udapadi)
Tue 20 March, 7.30pm, London | Thu 29 March, 8.15pm, Leicester
Director: Chathra Weeraman, Baratha Hettiarachchi
Cast: Uddika Premarathna, Dilhani Ekanayake, Menaka Peiris and Roshan Ravindra
Sri Lanka, 113 mins, 2017, Sinhala
Widely considered a landmark in Sinhala cinema, Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is a period epic set in 89 BC. King Walagamba of Sri Lanka, was troubled by power-hungry forces from within while enemy leaders killed each other for power and wealth. It is a story of how a smaller nation arose together to face off the darkest days of the history of the land. Raved about for its ambitious scale, action sequences and performances, Light Arose is the historic spectacle which is as enriching as it is enthralling.
Tue 20 March, 7.30pm
London film screening followed by Q/A with Dr Ashvin Devasundaram and London Baba, Suresh Krishna, actor, film director and local London politician.
Venue: Regent Street Cinema, London
Ticket Price: £12.00 / £11.00 / £8.00 / £7.00
Leicester Venue: Phoenix Cinema, Leicester
Ticket Price: £6.00