Bourne Identity' : New movie at MC
espionage thriller, "The Bourne Identity" starring Matt
Damon will be at Majestic Cinema from December 27.
The story opens
as an amnesiac (Damon) is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian
fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries nothing but the bullets in
his back and the Swiss bank account number embedded in his hip.
Although completely without identity or background, he possesses
an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defense
that speaks of a dangerous past. In the present he is disoriented
and wary as he is propelled into an urgent search to discover who
he is and why his life has taken this perilous turn.
A Zurich safe
deposit box yields an assortment of passports, a hefty load of cash,
an automatic weapon and a name ... Jason Bourne ...with a Paris
address. What it means remains a mystery, but Bourne quickly realizes
that although he knows no one, there are people who recognize him-and
do not wish him well.
When he meets
Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), a hard-luck German-born wanderer;
he makes a desperate pitch -$10,000 for a ride to Paris. Despite
her reservations, Marie takes the cash and begins a journey with
Bourne that changes her life forever.
The trail of
Jason Bourne's past snakes from Europe to CIA headquarters in Langley,
Virginia, where Treadstone, a controversial clandestine operation
As Bourne and
Marie struggle to stay below radar in France, all of the stealthy
muscle of Treads is focused on tracking them and neutralizing Bourne
as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Based on the
novel by Robert Ludlum of the same title who wrote about Jason Bourne,
the enigmatic hero of three best-selling novels earlier Liman took
up the task of recreating the character for a new generation after
lead by 'Good Will Hunting' famed Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) who
also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor is joined
by German actress Franka Potente playing as Marie Kreutz who was
acclaimed for her role in 'Run Lola Run' in 1999. Universal Pictures
and The Bourne Identity is a CEL release.
Wehi': A fanciful story
Susitha R. Fernando
Priyantha Kolambage's kiddies film "Arumosam
Wehi" (Fancy Rains) is now screened on National Film Corporation
third film of Priyantha has hired the highest number of children
for its cast and the lead roles are played by Mahendra Perera, W.
Jayasiri and Nuwangi Liyanage.
The film represented
Lanka at the 33rd Film Festival of India New Delhi and Jakarata
International Film Festival held this year.
The story in
the film is woven around a circus team that came to a remote village
a few decades ago depicts the changes taking place in the traditional
living style of the villagers with this new entry.
focuses on the central figure "Bindu" played by Mahendra
Perera, the clown of the circus who is being ill-treated by the
Manager (W. Jayasiri) who is working hard to get the ownership of
the circus team.
plans to get away from Bindu first to realise his goal before the
arrival of the owner. But Bindu who has a liking for the owner opposes
the manager's plot.
with Laila, a girl artiste in the circus team befriends the children
in the village and volunteers to teach them circus acts.
meets with an accident while performing as a result of a plan by
the scheming manager.
When he recovers
once again according to a ruse by the manager he is falsely accused
of stealing some money from the manager and is locked up.
But Bindu's friend Laila with the children help plan to free Bindu
and unravel who the real thief was.
Art director is Athul Sulthanagoda, screen play is by Jayantha Kolambage
and Suminda Weerasinghe handles the camera.
is introduced to the silver screen as a director of film score in
'Arumosam Wehi' and Nilar M. Cassim has written the lyrics.
Education had approved "Arumosam Wehi" as a film suitable
for school children.
The film is
produced under the sponsorship of the National Film Corporation.
Lankan Film Festival 2003
Film Corporation (NFC), the Embassy of France and the Alliance Francaise
(AF) invite Sri Lankan film producers and directors to participate
in 'Sri Lankan Film Festival 2003', which will be held at the BMICH
in March 2003.
of this event is to enlighten the Sri Lankan public and the expatriate
community in Sri Lanka on the works of Sri Lankan filmakers. The
organisers, NFC, AF and the French Embassy request the interested
parties to send VHS copies of 1 or 2 of their films (one copy for
each film with English subtitles and a synopsis) to reach the selection
committee on or before January 8, 2003.
all inquires must be sent to: Ms. Laila Loste, Cultural Affairs
Section, Embassy of France, 89, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7.
new film for Rotterdam Festival
Well-known filmologist Amarnath Jayatilaka's latest Sinhala
film 'Bheeshanaye Athuru Kathawak' (a drop in the reign of terror)
has been selected by the Organizers of the International Film Festival:
Rotterdam in Netherlands for presentation in the upcoming edition
in January 2003.
scene from 'Bheeshanaye Athuru Kathawak
is a specialized film festival which supports the promotion of sales
of movies from the developing countries to the worldwide market.
Based on the
popular novel by Nihal P. Jayatunga it is a story set between the
years 1987-90 when northern Sri Lanka raged with terror of separatism,
southern Sri Lanka was under the siege of an insurrection marked
by reign of terror, torture and murder. Against this horrifying
backdrop of disappearance of men, women and youth were a common
occurrence. This is the story of two families caught between the
disappearance in one family that is symbolic of the epoch that engulfed
the country in flames of terror.
The cast is
headed by Nita Fernando, Clitus Mendis, Vishaka Siriwardhana, Madhuranga
Chandheemal and Anushka Nilanjani Ekanayaka. Its cinematography
is by Lal Wickremarachchi, edited by Elmo Halliday and the music
is composed and performed by Priyanjit Wijesekara.
The film is
produced and directed by Amarnath Jayatilaka on loans provided by
the 'Film Development Fund' of the National Film Corporation of
Sri Lanka. It will be released next year.
of Fire' at Russian Centre
Five Academy Awards winning film 'Chariots of Fire' will
be screened at the Russian Centre in Colombo on December 28 at 5.00
Fire is a film of real events and true people and the film shows
England between the world wars, describes Olympic Competitions explores
some of the reasons why people become competitive. The story is
told from the perspective of the British. The movie goes along the
college and Olympic careers of four members of British Olympic track
team of 1924.
As the story
goes on, Abrahams's father was an immigrant to England from Eastern
Europe. Lithuania to be exact. The British social and ecomomic system
had allowed him to become wealthy and send his sons to the best
colleges. There was prejudice against them because of being Jewish,
yet they were permitted to prosper in the society.
The film feature
actors Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm and Alice
Krige. The 'Chariots of Fire' is directed by Hugh Hudson.
details contact Chandi on 685440, 685429 between 9.00 am-3.00 pm