Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice - Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Cinema Diverse : Director’s Choice - Between Two Worlds (Sri Lanka / France, 2009)
Vimukthi Jayasundara is an award-winning Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter and visual artist. He attended the Film and Television Institute of India and after returning to Sri Lanka, began work on his first fil
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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice: a film from Sri Lanka, Between Two World (2009) directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara and chosen by Pen-ek Ratanaruang, an acclaimed Thai director of Last Life in the Universe, Nymph, Headshot and Paradoxocracy.
Between Two Worlds was officially selected for the Competition at the 66 Venice International Film Festival in 2009 and was nominated for the prestigious Golden Lion. It also received nomination for Achievement in Directing at the Asia Pacific screen Awards 2009 in Australia. At the Barcelona Asian Film Festival in 2010 this film won the Best Asian Film Award. Between Two Worlds was invited to more than 100 film festivals around the world.
Director’s note: "In Between Two Worlds, the forces of History, of the past, the forces of nature, the forces of each character, the forces of the institutional powers, the forces of cinema, all come to a clash and to explode. All these forces flow through time, come from the past, reappear in the present and are tensed into the future.The film allowed us to flee from the city, inhabited by signs and violence — to his unknown, Rajith undertakes a sort of spiritual journey—taking us to surroundings where life is not something that is obvious, where signs are invisible, where the sensation of the unknown, mystery, horror can arise, where one starts to understand that all of this has always been possible for human beings. The city makes one mad, but nature might be even worse, reawakening the past, legends. It is testimony of each and every thing, it talks to us without pause, referring to myths, arousing our imagination and ghosts. It is also the site of great violence. Nature never ceases fighting back, being born again where man has built; it cannot be controlled. In this sense it isolates us, it goes both before us and after us.
Event Date: 22 March 2014
Location: Auditorium, 5th floor
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