Women’s Day, the Women and Media
Collective has organized a four-day
film festival with internationally
awarded latest released films from
March 23 to 26 at Russian Cultural
Centre, Colombo-7 at 3 pm and 6 pm.
The film festival will open with
the English movie ‘Brick Lane’
directed by Sarah Gavron on March
Based on the award winning, best
selling novel by Monica Ali, the 2007
film revolves around a young beautiful
Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen.
Trapped in a loveless marriage, she
lives with her husband and two children
in London, while instantly
yearning to be reunited with her
beloved sister back in her homeland.
|‘The Secret Life of Bees’
She is enthralled by the exciting,
adventurous life led by her sister
back home who writes of her tales in
letters sent to her.
Based on her widely acclaimed
autobiographical novels, Marjane
Satrapi together with Vincent
Paronnaud brings together a classic
masterpiece as an animated film
The film is a powerful, compelling
story of a young girl growing up in
Iran against the backdrop of the
Islamic Revolution in the late 1970s.
Through the eyes of the precocious
and rebellious nine-year-old,
Marjane’s own turbulent life is
‘Australia’ directed by Baz
Luhrmann is an epic and romantic
adventure film that revolves around
an English aristocrat woman, Lady
Sarah Ashley and the rough-hewn
local cattle drover. Set in the era of
World War II the film will be
screened on March 25.
“The Secret Life of Bees”, based
on the New York Times’ best selling
novel by Sue Monk Kidd, the film is
an enchanting and moving story
which revolves around a 14 year-oldgirl
named Lily Owen. The film is set
in South Carolina in 1964. After her
mother’s tragic death, Lily lives an
unhappy life’ with her abusive
father but is taken care of by a black
woman named Rosaleen. Although
the Civil Rights Act has just taken
effect, Rosaleen is severely beaten up
by a group of racist bigots in town; a
horrific incident witnessed by Lily.
Lily runs away in search of her
mother’s past taking her beloved
Rosaleen with her: Finally, her
her life dramatically.
film will have
only one screening
at 6 pm.