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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Anthony KIMMINS

Anthony KIMMINS

Bo WIDERBERG

Bo WIDERBERG

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Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

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Jean-Paul RAPPENEAU

Jean-Paul RAPPENEAU

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Michel FRANCO

Michel FRANCO

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Nicolas WINDING REFN

Nicolas WINDING REFN

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Olivier ASSAYAS

Olivier ASSAYAS

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Roberto ROSSELLINI

Roberto ROSSELLINI

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Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

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