until the opening
of the Festival de Cannes 2019
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

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Director
Asghar FARHADI

Asghar FARHADI

Director
Cristian MUNGIU

Cristian MUNGIU

Director
Eugene JARECKI

Eugene JARECKI

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director
Jafar PANAHI

Jafar PANAHI

László NEMES

László NEMES

Director, script writer
Ruben ÖSTLUND

Ruben ÖSTLUND

Director
Sergei LOZNITSA

Sergei LOZNITSA

Director
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