Her. Him. The Other

Sri Lanka | Drama | 1 hr 56 min (116 min) | Sinhala and Tamil with English Subtitles

4/27/2019   |   6:30 - 8:50 pm

This feature will be preceded by a short film - I DREAM

SYNOPSIS

Three Sri Lankan filmmakers renowned for their internationally acclaimed films based on the Sri Lankan civil war, join in to make one film to express their views on post-war reality. The war between Tamil militants and government forces of Sri Lanka lasted for three decades. Thousands from both parties, combatants and civilians died due to the battle. The government forces crushed Tamil militants in May 2009. It's time to assess each other’s conscience. He (an ex-militant videographer for the LTTE) travels from the North in search of HER (a young widow of a government army soldier) in the South to find relief from the pain that disturbed his conscience. Having been raised in a religion that has faith in reincarnation, he (a Sinhala language teacher) tries to deceive his own conscience by refusing to believe the re-birth of a Tamil militant into a Sinhala family witnessed by HIM with his own eyes. One's hero is THE OTHER's traitor. But a mother will lose a son in a war. How many wars must a man live through before he feels the suffering of THE OTHER?

TRAILER

DIRECTOR'S PROFILE

 

Prasanna Vithanage is a veteran filmmaker, Director, writer and a producer who is currently reside in Sri Lanka. He was involved with theater before he directed feature films. His filmography contains highly political stories and all of his films are internationally and locally acclaimed. He has been in the international festivals as the Jury and he is a film mentor & a lecturer for Sri Lankan upcoming filmmakers.

Vimukthi Jayasundara is an award-winning Sri Lankan director known for his surreal films that erase the borders between fiction and documentary, between cinema and visual art. After finishing his documentary film “The Land of Silence” (2002) about the victims of civil war. He made his directorial debut with the “Forsaken Land” (2005), which won the Camera d’Or for best first feature at Cannes, Jayasundra followed this with between two worlds (2009), which competed at the Venice Film Festival, and has been shown at over 100 festivals internationally. His third feature “Mushrooms” (2011) was filmed in India and went on to be selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

Handagama is considered as the leader of the third generation of Sri Lankan cinema. His films, aiming to tackle harsh socio-political realities in the society, always tend to explore new forms and narratives. This is My Moon (2000), Flying With One Wing ( 2003), Letter of Fire ( 2005 ), Him, Here, After (2012), Let Her cry ( 2015), Asandhimitta ( 2018 )  are notable films which have been critically acclaimed at international film festivals. Amiens International Film Festival, paid tribute to Asoka Handagama for his contribution to development of independent cinema in Asia, at its 33rd edition, held from 8-16th November, 2013.

CREDITS

 

Directed by Asoka Handagama, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Prasanna Vithanage  

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) 

Asoka Handagama      

Vimukthi Jayasundara 

Prasanna Vithanage    

Cast 

Dharshana Vidya Aravinda

Mohamed Atheef

F. Jules Colin

Juliyan Gaarvith Galindawattha

Asoka Handagama              

Krishantha Jayabahu   

Malkanthi Jayasinghe  

Perlija Jeyaraj    

Juliyan Kawshalya Mendis    

Kesavarajan Navaratnam     

Roshan Polwaththage   

Pradeep Ramawickrama      

Shirly Yasvin Ravishankar    

M. Saffeer 

Sethmika Samarasinghe      

Nipuni Sharada  

M. Raj Shri

Weeramma Weeramma

Janapriya Wickramasinghe   

Music by

K Krishna Kumar

Kapila Poogalaarachchi

Cinematography by

Channa Deshapriya     

M.D. Mahindapala

Eeshit Narain      ...     director of photography

Film Editing by

Saman Alvitigala 

Ravindra Guruge

Sreekar Prasad  

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Shiladitya Bora    ...     second assistant director

Daminda D. Madawala  ...     assistant director

Chathurangi Rasikala Pathirage      ...     assistant director (as Chathurangi Pathirage)

Trilan Shastri      ...     first assistant director

Sound Department

Tapas Nayak       ...     sound designer

Editorial Department

Dinindu Jagoda   ...     colorist

P.V. Ram Prasaanth     ...     assistant editor

Raghavendra Thirun     ...     associate editor

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