The Sri Lankan film ‘The Newspaper’ has won the award for the best Asian film for 2020 at the 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival.
There were 332 screenings of over 200 films from 55 countries during the week-long festival.
Governor of Karnataka state Thaawar Chand Gehlot presided over the event and presented the awards.
Co-directed by Sarath Kothawalawa and Kumara Thirimadura, ‘The Newspaper’ was produced by minister Bandula Gunawardena along with Ravindra Guruge and H.D. Premasiri.
It stars both directors Kothalawala and Thirimadura in lead roles while Gihan Fernando, Dharmapriya Dias and Pubudu Chathuranga are in supporting roles.
lkMusic is composed by Gayathri Khemadasa.