Cenere (Ashes)

Synopsis

A hopeful young boy waits for the return of his father.

Review

3/5
A short drama about hope and loss.
Written and directed by Thisura Hewage, ‘Cenere’ (also known as Ashes) follows Ashwin – a hopeful boy waiting for the return of his soldier father from Pakistan. Thenuka Hewage stars as young Ashwin and Vidun Hewage portrays an older Aswin. The short drama film is produced entirely without dialogue.

Melancholic music threads the entire film together, which aids the emotional journey of our protagonist. Hats off to Thenuka Hewage – a rising star who delivers a captivating performance throughout. Although the narrative is fairly simple, the Writer/Director (Thisura Hewage) has captured the passing of time and the characters feelings of hope and patience perfectly. Cinematography is as expected from a low-budget short – evidently by the use of low-quality camera and sound equipment. The heart and emotional depth of the story shines over the filmmaking style and this should be applauded.

Cenere Short Film
Thisura Hewage delivers a fine film that showcases the feeling of longing and innocence. The entire film is carried heavily on the shoulders of the child actor (Thenuka Hewage) – a brave, bold and praiseworthy move. The short concludes in transition – Ashwin is now older and we understand his father’s passing through scenes of bereavement. A touching low-budget short that is certain to bring a tear to your eye.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Thisura Hewage
Writer(s): Thisura Hewage
Cast: Thenuka Hewage, Vidun Hewage
Producer(s): Thisura Hewage
Director of Photography: Thisura Hewage
Editor(s): Thisura Hewage
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Epidemic Sounds
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Family, Father and Son, Fatherhood, Grief, Loss, Love
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021
Published in February 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Thisura Hewage
Writer(s): Thisura Hewage
Cast: Thenuka Hewage, Vidun Hewage
Producer(s): Thisura Hewage
Director of Photography: Thisura Hewage
Editor(s): Thisura Hewage
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Epidemic Sounds
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Family, Father and Son, Fatherhood, Grief, Loss, Love
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021
Collections:

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Cenere (Ashes)

Synopsis

A hopeful young boy waits for the return of his father.

Review

A short drama about hope and loss.

3/5
Written and directed by Thisura Hewage, ‘Cenere’ (also known as Ashes) follows Ashwin – a hopeful boy waiting for the return of his soldier father from Pakistan. Thenuka Hewage stars as young Ashwin and Vidun Hewage portrays an older Aswin. The short drama film is produced entirely without dialogue.

Melancholic music threads the entire film together, which aids the emotional journey of our protagonist. Hats off to Thenuka Hewage – a rising star who delivers a captivating performance throughout. Although the narrative is fairly simple, the Writer/Director (Thisura Hewage) has captured the passing of time and the characters feelings of hope and patience perfectly. Cinematography is as expected from a low-budget short – evidently by the use of low-quality camera and sound equipment. The heart and emotional depth of the story shines over the filmmaking style and this should be applauded.

Cenere Short Film
Thisura Hewage delivers a fine film that showcases the feeling of longing and innocence. The entire film is carried heavily on the shoulders of the child actor (Thenuka Hewage) – a brave, bold and praiseworthy move. The short concludes in transition – Ashwin is now older and we understand his father’s passing through scenes of bereavement. A touching low-budget short that is certain to bring a tear to your eye.

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