World Premiere of Funny Boy on CBC and CBC Gem on Friday, December 4 at 8/8:30NT https://cbcgem.ca
An adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s 1994 novel Funny Boy, the film centres on the coming of age of Arjie Chelvaratnam, a young Tamil boy in Sri Lanka who is coming to terms with his homosexuality against the backdrop of the increased tensions between Tamil and Sinhalese people before the breakout of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
Shot on location in Colombo, the film stars Arush Nand as Arjie in childhood and Brandon Ingram as Arjie in his teenage years, as well as Nimmi Harasgama, Ali Kazmi, Agam Darshi, Seema Biswas, Rehan Mudannayake and Shivantha Wijesinha. Its production was first announced in 2018. The film will have a theatrical release in Canada on CBC.
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