Director SRI LANKA

Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA

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

Amat ESCALANTE

Amat ESCALANTE

Script Writer
Benh ZEITLIN

Benh ZEITLIN

Jeff NICHOLS

Jeff NICHOLS

Director
Kornél MUNDRUCZO

Kornél MUNDRUCZO

Script Writer
Manoel DE OLIVEIRA

Manoel DE OLIVEIRA

Script Writer, Director
Paolo SORRENTINO

Paolo SORRENTINO

Director, script writer
Stig BJÖRKMAN

Stig BJÖRKMAN

Steven SPIELBERG

Steven SPIELBERG

Director, Actor
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