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Director SRI LANKA

Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA

Biography

Born in Ratnapura in southern Sri Lanka in 1977. Journalist, film critic and writer for the screen, he attended the Institute for Film and Television in Pune, India, from 1998 to 2001.
After making The Land Of Silence, a documentary in black and white about the victims of the civil war which was selected for several festivals (Marseilles, Rotterdam, Berlin), Vimukthi Jayasundara studied in France at the Fresnoy School of Art before becoming a resident at the Cinéfondation of the Festival de Cannes in 2003.
In 2004 he directed his first feature, La terre abandonnée, which was awarded the Camera d'Or at the Festival de Cannes 2005.
Ahasinwitai is his second feature film.

Films presented at Cannes

SULANGA ENU PINISA THE FORSAKEN LAND 2005 Un Certain Regard Director
VIDE POUR L'AMOUR EMPTY FOR LOVE 2003 Cinéfondation Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

THE FORSAKEN LAND
SULANGA ENU PINISA THE FORSAKEN LAND 2005 Caméra d'or ((tied)) Director
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Directors

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Isild LE BESCO

Isild LE BESCO

Director
Jean Paul RAPPENEAU

Jean Paul RAPPENEAU

Director
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director
Michel HAZANAVICIUS

Michel HAZANAVICIUS

Nadine LABAKI

Nadine LABAKI

Actress, Director
Roman POLANSKI

Roman POLANSKI

Director
Santiago MITRE

Santiago MITRE

Director
Teresa VILLAVERDE

Teresa VILLAVERDE

Director
Zoltán FÁBRI

Zoltán FÁBRI

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