Free film screening Tuesday 16th December 2015 Brunei Gallery, SOAS Room B102 – 13.00 – 14.30 All Welcome
Between Two Worlds, 2009
The young man has fallen from the sky, the lines of communication are burned, to flee the city and its tumult, get back to nature, enter into another story, of the legend of the prince, in the hope of a love, to hide in the hollow of the tree, nothing magical is improbable, what happened yesterday may happen again tomorrow.
One of the participating artists in the current exhibition Serendipity Revealed Contemporary Sri Lankan Art VimukthiJayasundara is an award-winning young Sri Lankan director known for his surreal films that erase the borders between fiction and documentary, between cinema and visual art.
After finishing his documentary ‘The Land of Silence’ (2002) about the victims of civil war, he made his directorial debut with ‘The Forsaken Land’ (2005), which won the Camera d’Or for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival.
Jayasundara followed this with ‘Between Two Worlds’ (2009), which competed at the Venice Film Festival, and has been shown at over 100 festivals internationally. His third feature ‘Mushrooms’ (2011) was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. In 2012 he was invited to be one of three international directors to produce a film for the Jeonju Digital Project 2012, for which he made ‘Light in Yellow Breathing Space’, which was selected for the Locarno Film Festival.