Release of " INGIRUNTHU " film

INGIRUNTHU
It was the film’s promise of artistic excellence that led to its selection; cinematically it demonstrated innovative and accomplished story telling.

             Susan Weeks Coulter for Global Film InitiativeCaliforniaUSA


(Here and Now) a film by sumathy  for villimbuhal prforming arts.

RELEASE: DECEMBER 20

CINE CITY, MARADANA, WIJITHA, HATTON

Synopsis: Ingirunthu (Here and Now)  is the story of a deaf mute, a struggling mother and a researcher from Colombo whose lives are thrown together on a vibrant tea plantation in Sri Lanka, in the backdrop of escalating social and political violence. It is a multi textured and multi narrative film about the minority Tamil tea plantation people of Sri lanka who were brought over from South India as indentured labour in the 19th century. It combines story telling, fiction, melodrama, fantasy and suspense with documentary detail, archival material, news telecast and historical reconstructions.

About Ingirunthu

It was the film’s promise of artistic excellence that led to its selection; cinematically it demonstrated innovative and accomplished story telling.
             Susan Weeks Coulter for Global Film Initiative, California, USA

Esther Valli belongs to no one and to everyone. Orphaned, yet fed by the community, she bears witness to life in the plantation line rooms and fields. Embodying the disfigurement of her community living under harsh conditions of labour, poverty, and a legacy of political betrayals, she haunts us – like Toni Morrison’s Beloved – and stands as a voice of conscience in the film.
Prof. Neloufer de Mel-Film Critic

Screenings: 10th Asian Women’s Film Festival, Delhi, March 2014

Award: Honorable Mention, GFI

Cast:
 Esther valli        D. Ramya

Sarasa                       N. Yasodha

Nadaraj                     T. Thinakaran

Sekhar                    Gajendrakumar

Peter                       Shakthivel

Researcher             Rukshan Ibrahim

Meenakshi amma  Kaushalya Ratnasingam

Directed By: Sumathy 
DOP: Sunil Perera
Editor; Elmo Perera
Art Director: Lal Harindranath


Music: Anthonoy Surendra

Location Coordinator: R. Sasikumar

Assistant Directors: Madhavi Leuke Bandara
                                 Tharini Kanenke

Associate Producer: Dharmasena Pathiraja
Producer: Sumathy Sivamohan
for Villimbuhal Performing Arts

SHOOTING LOCATION

Kottagala, Hatton, Colombo, Pusselllawa etc.









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