Thundenek (Her. Him. The Other)

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Director: Asoka Handagama, Vimukthi Jayasundara & Prasanna Vithanage

Duration: 113 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Sri Lanka

Category: Fiction 

SCREENING


TUE, 4 DES 2018 / JNM / 21:00

SYNOPSIS


An ex-militant videographer from LTTE (the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), travels to the South in search of a young widow, to relief his conscience. Having been raised in a religion that believe in reincarnation, a Sinhala teacher tries to deceive his own conscience by refusing to believe in the re-birth of a Tamil militant into a Sinhala man even if he witnesses it with his own eyes. One might be a hero or a traitor, but how many wars must a man go through before he understands the suffering of the other?

Seorang videografer mantan militan dari LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), melakukan perjalanan ke Selatan untuk mencari seorang janda muda yang dapat meringankan hati nuraninya. Setelah dibesarkan dalam agama yang percaya pada reinkarnasi, seorang guru Sinhala justru mencoba untuk menipu hati nuraninya sendiri dengan cara menolak untuk percaya kelahiran kembali seorang militan Tamil menjadi seorang pria Sinhala, bahkan jika dia menyaksikan dengan matanya sendiri. Seseorang dapat menjadi pahlawan atau pengkhianat, tapi berapa banyak perang yang harus dilalui seorang pria sebelum ia memahami penderitaan orang lain?

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Asoka Handagama

Sri Lankan director Asoka Handagama has directed several feature films including Flying with One Wing (2002), which was selected at the Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián and won numerous awards at the Turin Film Festival.

Sutradara Asoka Handagama yang berasal dari Sri Lanka telah menyutradarai beberapa film termasuk Flying with One Wing (2002) yang terpilih pada Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián dan memenangkan berbagai penghargaan di Turin Film Festival.

Vimukti Jayasundara

His first feature film, The Forsaken Land, won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005, while Mushrooms screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. In 2009, he made Between Two Worlds, which was selected in the international competition at Venice International Film Festival. He subsequently directed Dark in the White Light (2015), which was screened in Locarno.

Film feature pertamanya, The Forsaken Land, memenangkan Caméra d’Or di Festival Film Cannes pada tahun 2005, sementara Mushrooms ditayangkan di Directors’ Fortnight pada 2011. Pada tahun 2009, ia membuat Between Two Worlds, yang terpilih dalam kompetisi internasional di Venice International Film Festival. Ia kemudian menyutradarai Dark in the White Light (2015) yang dtayangkan di Locarno.

Prasanna Vithanage

Prasanna Vithanage’s films have won many awards, both local and international, and have also been commercially successful in Sri Lanka. His feature debut documentary Silence in the Courts (2015) was his first documentary which had a theatrical release in Sri Lanka, despite being initially banned from public screening by the Colombo District Court of Sri Lanka.

Film-film Prasanna Vithanage telah memenangkan banyak penghargaan, baik lokal maupun internasional, dan juga telah sukses secara komersial di Sri Lanka. Film dokumenter debutnya, Silence in the Courts (2015), adalah dokumenter pertama yang dirilis bioskop di Sri Lanka meskipun pada awalnya dilarang untuk ditayangkan secara publik oleh Colombo District Court of Sri Lanka.