Sinhala Film Festival 2017 at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) has organized a Sinhala Film Festival  celebrating old and new films  at the ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8.     Following are the films to be screened at 430pm.

July 17 – Sath Samudra – Sri Gunasinghe

July 21 –  Delowak Athara – Lester James Peiris

July 28 –  Viragaya – Tissa Abeyesekera

Aug.4   –   Suddilage Kathawa – Dharmasiri Bandaranayake

Aug.11 –   Machang – Uberto Pasolini

Aug,18 –   Dadayama – Siri Gunasinghe

See: Sinhala Movie Classics 2017

« Frangipani : Opening Ourselves to Dialogue » by Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

Frangipani is a Sinhala film made in Sri Lanka in 2014 written, directed and produced by Visakesa Chandrasekaram, a Sydney-based lawyer and creative writer. While it is an important and welcome addition to the genre of queer film in South Asia, it would be doing it a disservice to label it just as a gay flick. Rather it is an exploration of complex sexual identities, desire, fate and the role that socio-cultural and economic factors and realities play in the lives of those who do not fit neatly into either traditional heterosexual or even homosexual moulds. In a broader sense the film is an invitation to explore fundamental issues of what one calls the human condition.

via: http://groundviews.org/2015/04/13/frangipani-opening-ourselves-to-dialogue/