Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara

A love Story

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 |  Anima +
Electronic Language International Festival



Told using stop-motion, two characters, cocooned in their love, embark on a heartbreaking journey of self-discovery. The richly textured world, made from soft cloud-like fabrics, is a deceptively innocent space for the raw pain of the lovers as they fight tooth and nail to hold on to what they once had. Their woven faces are kissed, knotted, ripped and torn in equal measure, everweathering under the harsh reality of love. It is a love story, but not like one you’ve seen before.


‘Nush’ is a British-Sri Lankan Animation Director, winner of a BAFTA award and alumni of The National Film and Television School in the UK. Her work includes shorts, music videos and commercial projects and fuses together narrative and experimental elements. It is emotive and tactile and uses materials such as wool, paper and paint to explore human emotion. Nush also has a background in graphic design which helps her to produce interesting aesthetics in her work