Pathi Meets Kafka: 'Swaroopa' Set For Release Today

Veteran filmmaker Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja’s latest film to be screened at Regal Colombo and other cinemas across the country from today onwards. It stars W. Jayasiri, Nita Fernando, Thusitha Laknath, Reeni de Silva, Daya Tennakone, Wimal Kumara de Costa, Lakshman Mendis, Vishvajith Gunasekara and D. B. Gangodatenna.

‘Swaroopa’ (Self Image) narrates the story of around a middle class family which is depending solely on the income of Gregory Samson, a travelling salesman for a pharmaceutical company. Gregory bears the bulk of the financial responsibilities for the rent of the apartment, the violin lessons for his sister, and the general upkeep of the family. And one fine morning Gregory wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect.

Produced by Mohan Mabotuwana, the screenplay by Eric Illayaparachchi and Pathiraja based on Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” which was first published in 1915. Director of photography is Donald Karunaratne, editor- Elmo Halliday, art director Lal Harindranath and music is by Nadeeka Guruge.

 

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