Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2009

Nomination Detail

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 participated in several international film festivals (Marseille, Rotterdam, Berlin), Vimukthi Jayasundara studied in France at Le Fresnoy Art School. He was selected by the Cinefondation of the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 to participate in their residency program. His directorial debut, The Forsaken Land was officially selected for the 2005 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), where it won the Camera D’Or for Best Debut Feature. Vimukthi now lives between Paris and Colombo. Between Two Worlds is his second feature film.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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