Director: Vimukthi Jayasundara
“The forces of history, of the past, the forces of nature… the forces of cinema, all come to a clash and to explode.” - filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara
Rajith falls from the sky to find himself in dangerous territory: a land gripped by an endless cycle of riots, fighting and death. Dodging bullets from unknown assailants and evading indiscriminate brutality, he undertakes a journey across the land. He's caught in limbo - a war rages around him, but he's neither part of it nor safe from it.
A jagged collection of moments knit together to depict a Sri Lanka torn apart by strife and violence, in this breathtaking, impressionistic tapestry from filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara (The Forsaken Land).
“[A] densely poetic work of great formal beauty.” - Screen International
“This masterpiece has the blunt force of a tank rolling over naked flesh.” - Hollywood Reporter ... When Lieutenant Kyuzo Kurokawa returns home from WWII a hero - minus his four limbs - he is pra… More »
South Korea, 2010
“An operatic, sensuous social satire that dares to be different from the original classic.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Controversial Korean director Im Sang-soo (A Good Lawyer's Wife, MIFF 04; The … More »
Hong Kong, 2010
“A eulogy to lung pollution, Love in a Puff makes sharing a pack of cigarettes look sexier than sharing a bed.” - Hollywood Reporter ... In post-cigarette ban Hong Kong, smokers gather around rub… More »
South Korea, 2010
Winner of the Best Screenplay prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... Filmmaker Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine, MIFF 08; Oasis, MIFF 03) continues his tradition of razor-sharp social critique… More »
The first Chinese production to be shot entirely in the Tibetan language. ... Moving from one stunning mountainscape to another, a film crew undertakes a series of auditions across Tibet - presented … More »