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"The journey from the luminous simplicity of childhood into the more intricately shaded world of adults – with its secrets, its injustices, and its capacity for violence – is a memorable one, as time and time again the true longings of the human heart are held against the way things are.”
Shyam Selvadurai, Author, Funny Boy
Join author Shyam Selvadurai, and actors, Brandon Damian Ingram, Nimmi Harasgama, and Rehan Mudannayake from the film cast of ‘FUNNY BOY’ for a conversation and dramatic reading, moderated by Ashok Ferry on Thursday, 1 July 2021 at 6.30 p.m. IST
“A powerful and beautifully written novel…” — Literary Review (UK)
The book has received the following distinctions; screen adaptation with Deepa Mehta, winner of the WH Smith Books/Books in Canada First Novel Award, winner of the Lambda Award for Best Gay Men’s Fiction (1997), shortlisted for the Giller Prize (1994) and an American Library Association Notable Book (1996).
The film directed by Deepa Mehta, written by Deepa Mehta and Shyam Selvadurai has received three wins at the Canadian Screen Awards CA (2021) for Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Music - Original Score, and Adapted Screenplay. The film has also received, in total, eight nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards CA (2021), Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards (2021), and Leo Awards (2021).
This event is hosted by the British Council in celebration of Pride Month 2021.
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