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A PECK ON THE CHEEK (Kannathil Muthamittal)
"Stunning...thought provoking" -Channel 4 Films
"Ratnam has a ravishing eye" -Time Out Chicago
Critic's Choice! "[Ratnam's] passionate conviction fortifies the tragic and inspirational aspects of the story" -Chicago Reader
½ "Realistic, intelligently written and often quite moving" -Chicago Tribune
On her 9th birthday, Amudha learns that she was adopted. Stunned by this new information, she grows obsessed with locating her birth mother. She and her parents embark on a harrowing journey to Sri Lanka to find the woman who abandoned Amudha at birth in order to fight for peace. In this touching and sentimental story, Mani Ratnam's newest work portrays the current ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka and depicts the lives of the freedom fighters with stark realism.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, India, 2002, 35mm, 136 mins. In Tamil and Sinhala with English subtitles.