Vimukthi Jayasundara

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Sri Lanka

In my culture, as soon as you start writing down a story, you imprison it, you weaken it. But if you film it, then you’re freeing it, because you are combining its different elements.    


Vimukthi Jayasundara is the internationally acclaimed director of THE FORSAKEN LAND (2005), winner of the Golden Camera at Cannes Film Festival 2005; BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (2009), in competition at Venice International Film Festival 2009; MUSHROOMS (2011), shown at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2011; DARK IN THE WHITE LIGHT (2015), in competition at Locarno Festival 2015; and HER HIM THE OTHER(Asoka Handagama, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Prasanna Vithanage, 2017), which screened in the Open Doors at Locarno Festival 2018. He is an educator, as directing mentor at Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy 2016, and also head of Colombo Film & Television Academy in Sri Lanka. His next project, THE QUESTION OF INNOCENCE, which is currently in the development stage, discusses that most certain aspect of life; death.

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