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Yakushi Pearl Award (Actress: Nilmini SIGERA)

  • Japan Premiere



Director: Asoka HANDAGAMA

2018|Sri Lanka|98min|Language: Sinhala|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/13 (Wed) 13:50 Cine Libre Umeda 4
3/17 (Sun) 12:20 *Sold Out Cine Libre Umeda 4
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Nilmini SIGERA
A married filmmaker receives a mysterious call in the middle of the night from an acquaintance he had while in college. Her name is Asandhimitta and she has a request: “turn my story into a film.” The director is initially skeptical. His memory of Asandhimitta is of a large woman who was mocked by others. What could she offer him? She then confesses that she was recently involved in the murder of three women and she will soon be taken into custody and probably hanged. She is willing to confess all and only to him so long as he makes her story into a film. Intrigued, the filmmaker decides to make sense of what led up to her situation little realising he might get lost in the drama.
Director’s Message/Statement

Asandhimitta; Fictional Aspect of Reality

Philosophical approach of the narrative of this film is entirely psychoanalytical. In the guise of a fiction the truth about the characters is articulated. The ultimate objective of the film is not to achieve recreation of reality within the narrative fiction but to observe the reality as a fiction. The film from beginning to the end continues to be depicted that the real life can only be portrayed in fiction. It makes us to distinguish, that contemporary social reality is much more humorous.