movie "Melody in Love" will be screened at the New Olympia,
Maradana from March 28. Melody O' Bryan, Sascha Hehn, Claudine Bird,
Wolf Golden and Scarlett Cunden star in this film.
The movie is
directed by Hurbert Frand and the story is based on a adventure
on a remote island vacation for a beautiful girl. At the beginning
of her vacation, MODOLY takes a plane to the Isle of Maurice. Where
her charming cousin RACHEL is expecting her.
OCTAVIO is far away on diving station. MELODY is told that both
are leading a wide open Marriage that each of them has intimate
friends in order to pleasantly overcome the long separations caused
by their professions - RACHEL is lecturer at the University.
RACHEL is expecting
a visitor for the weekend, her lover ALAIN. MELODY is jealous. ALAIN
on purpose left alone with MELODY by Rachel is startled to find
that MELODY is a very special and charmful young lady. Contrary
to his usual appearance. ALAIN seems gentle almost clumsy and embarrassed.
MELODY in her
beauty and innocence loses her shyness and expands like rosebud
eager to catch the first sun glance. RACHEL amused by their odd
behaviour, does not miss her target. Even if her moves are not plain
to see her assistance is wanted and helpful.
Lanka Film Festival
French-Sri Lankan Film Festival will be held from April 2 to 8 at
the Elphinston theatre.
The first French-Sri
Lankan film festival was held last June at the Alliance FranÁaise
of Colombo and the House of Arts.
by its success, the festival is to be held annually on a larger
scale by combining some of the best French and Sri Lankan cinematographic
creations that have been highly appreciated in their respective
The main aim of this event is to promote understanding and respect
for the unique identity of each otherís culture.
is organized by the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the National
Film Corporation together with the Alliance Francaise of Colombo.
The weekly TV
magazine "BONSOIR" too acts as a showcase of French and
Sri Lankan culture. The French-Sri Lankan Film Festival 2003 also
aims to promote understanding and respect for the unique identity
of each other's culture.
on latest digital format
Ratnayake's award winning film, 'Aswesuma' has been released on
Visual Compact Disc (VCD) and Digital Video Disc (DVD) format.
This is the
first time in Sri Lankan film history, that a local film has been
made available in the latest digital technological form. Released
by Torana Home Video, it is available island wide including in Majestic
City and Liberty Plaza.
of Torana has taken the responsibility of ddistribution all over
the film is slated for screening in several countries including
India, Bangladesh and England.
18 to 22 the film will be screened at the Bangalore International
Film festival. Aswesuma also will be screened at the Bangladesh
film festival and later at the London Provocative Film Festival.
The film won
the Special Jury Award at 7th Dhaka IFF.
Among the international
awards the film has won are Platinum Award for the Best First Feature
at the 34th Houston IFF, Special Jury Award (Fipresci) by Federation
of International Film Critics at the 4th Mumbai IFF and was an entry
at Moscow, Montreal and Kerala film festivals.
revolving around an elderly man who regrets certain events in his
past life and displays his struggle to relieve the bottled up feelings
which had disturbed him throughout his life. Opening with the funeral
of the elderly Guneris' wife the film relives his past which full
of several tragic events including a triple murder he had committed
52 years ago.
In the cast
are internationally acclaimed Joe Abeywickrema, Jackson Anthony,
Sangeetha Weeraratne, Ravindra Randeniya, Mahendra Perera, Douglas
Ranasinghe, Hemasiri Liyanage, Indrajith Navinna, Saumaya Liyanage
and Gamini Hettiarachchi.
A tale of love
Samanalayano revolves around a love theme and how this
young middle-aged love invariably gives rise to dramatic conflict
and controversies as the plot thickens and the way the families
of both parties get involved.
Silva) an editor of a national newspaper knows the vagaries and
realities of human beings because of his work experience. He is
married to Jayangani (Maureen Charuni) a widow with one child. His
wife reveres him more like a god than treat him like a husband.
Rajapakse), Jayangani's daughter is a nurse in a government hospital.
She is in love with Primal (Ravindra Rajapakse) who is studying
art and plan to get married one day.
Wickremage) Primal's father works in the same office as Devapura
and both fathers are happy at the prospect of marriage between their
children. Yet Primal has misgivings about Bimali due to the deep
affection she has for her foster father Devapura. Primal shows his
displeasure regarding this relationship.
Dilrukshi) an art teacher married to a doctor (Roger Seneviratne)
is having marital problems. The main reason being incompatibility.
Anju has a
deep affection for Primal for she realizes his potential as a student
of art. There are times she takes this affection further and confides
in Primal about her unhappy marriage and Primal in turn sympathises
with her and gradually starts to care for her.
for his daughter when he sees the relationship between Primal and
his teacher. Seing Bimali downcast he goes to meet Anju for Bimaliís
sake and pleads with her to give up Primal.
sympathising with the deep affection between father and daughter
Anju decides to accede to Devapura's request and cools off. Though
this results in Primal hating Anju a new situation arises in Devapura
and Anju starting an affair.
Primal are brought together once more with Primal's brother, Madhawa's
(Pradeep Kumara Uduwela) help. Bimali tries to save her father from
Anju's clutches. Jayangani though feeling dejected decides to set
her husband free for she thinks that it is right.
return to his faithful; and loving wife? Or choose to stay with
his true love?
You will find
the answers as you view Samanalayano every Monday at Swarnavahini
starting from March 17.
scriptwriter and director of Samanalayano speaking on his twelfth
teleplay says that his latest teledrama was on a different theme.
It is a story
which depicts a teacher whose love was misunderstood by her pupil.
appreciates the extreme talent of this young boy but he understands
it differently, Sanath said. Nowadays we come across so many similar
stories which are not revealed in the media. I just made this issue
into a miniplay he added.
Others in the
cast are Mali Jayaweerage, Chathurika Peiris, Kusum Maldeniya, Chathurika
Peiris and Viraj Dandeniya.
World's Theatre Day
Theatre Day' which falls on March 27, will be marked with a series
of seminars, video shows and a drama festivals, from March 24 to
27 in Colombo.
The theatre forms
in England, Germany, US, France, China, Japan and India will be
discussed in Sinhalese at the Elphinston theatre starting from 10
am daily during this period. In addition video footage to suit to
the subjects will also be shown following the talks.
will also be treated to a show of award winning dramas at John De
Silva Memorial Theatre starting from 6 am every day. The event includes
some children's dramas with, Rajitha Dissanayake's "Weeraya
Merila" being staged on March 25. Meanwhile four short dramas
including one in Tamil are scheduled to be staged on March 26.
Kodituwakku will participate in the celebration on the last day
at Elphinstone theatre.
This will be
a unique occasion as it would bring those who are interested in
Tamil and Muslim theatre together with the participation of Tamil
Drama Subcommittee and Muslim Aesthetic Subcommittee in the celebration.
Tandurk Dorast, a German novelist and a dramatist will deliver a
talk on the World Theatre Day on the invitation of International
Theatre Institute (ITI).