Sri Lankan, writer and director Vimukthi Jayasundara studied at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in France. His directorial debut, The Forsaken Land (2005) won the Caméra d’Or Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. Between Two Worlds (2009), his second film, screened In Competition at the 2009 Venice Film Festival and Jayasundra was nominated for the APSA for Achievement in Directing. His feature Mushrooms (2011) was screened in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes in 2011. His other works include Light in the Yellow Breathing Space (2012), Chatrak (2011), Ahasin Wetei (2009), Sulanga Enu Pinisa (2005) and Vide pour l’amour (2003).

Accolades

Vimukthi Jayasundara
Best Screenplay, 2015

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Best Screenplay, 2015

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Dark in the White Light (Sulanga Gini Aran)

Sri Lankan, writer and director Vimukthi Jayasundara studied at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in France. His directorial debut, The Forsaken Land won the Caméra…

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Vimukthi Jayasundara
Achievement in Directing, 2009

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Achievement in Directing, 2009

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Between Two Worlds (Ahasin Wetei)

Vimukthi Jayasundara was born in Sri Lanka in 1977. After making The Land of Silence, a documentary in black and white about victims of civil war, which…

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Films

Between Two Worlds
2009

Between Two Worlds (Ahasin Wetei)

Sri Lanka, France
2009

Between Two Worlds (Ahasin Wetei)

The young man fell from the sky. Communication relay burns. Flee from the city and its commotion, return to nature. Become part of another story.…

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Dark in the White Light
2015

Dark in the White Light (Sulanga Gini Aran)

Sri Lanka, France
2015

Dark in the White Light (Sulanga Gini Aran)

A young Buddhist monk embarks on a quest for spiritual truth. A student, wanting to become a doctor, tries to test his limits. An organ…

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