SHORT FILMS BY MUVINDU BINOY AND VIMUKTHI JAYASUNDARA
June 11, 7 PM
Join us for the screening of two short films: "Survival of the fragile" by Muvindu Binoy and "Sankofa" by Vimukthi Jayasundara. They will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
© Vimukthi Jayasundara
© Muvindu Binoy
Muvindu Binoy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is focused predominantly on digital collage and film. As a digital artist, Binoy observes his personal outlook, exploring themes of gender, agency, title, and the expectation of traditional values contradicted by modern-emancipated standards of the digital age. Binoy works with subjects facing the Generation Y of his country, using the letter ‘Y’ as a pun for his questioning of character and integration of the reality experienced in his artistic outcome.
Born in Ratnapura in southern Sri Lanka in 1977. Journalist, film critic and writer for the screen, he attended the Institute for Film and Television in Pune, India, from 1998 to 2001.
After making The Land Of Silence, a documentary in black and white about the victims of the civil war which was selected for several festivals (Marseilles, Rotterdam, Berlin), Vimukthi Jayasundara studied in France at the Fresnoy School of Art before becoming a resident at the Cinéfondation of the Festival de Cannes in 2003.
In 2004 he directed his first feature, La terre abandonnée, which was awarded the Camera d'Or at the Festival de Cannes 2005