★ Cinema of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan cinema includes films made in Sri Lanka. This is a young industry, which was trying to find a footing since its inauguration in 1947 with Kadawunu Poronduwa produced by S. M. Nayagam of chitra Kala sound. Sri Lankan films are usually made in the language of Sinhala, and Tamil.
In the first nine years most films were made in South India and following the conventions of Indian cinema. In the Studio shooting was the norm, with Indian style sets erected in film studios. It is widely believed that Rekawa, made in 1956 by Pioneer Director Lester James Peries, the first Sinhala film was shot completely out of Studio, but it was the film "Gambada Sundari" starring Kingsley Jayasekera and Sheela Peiris in 1950, which was the first film shot outside studios. It was also the first film from Sri Lanka, where, as in "Rekawa", the dialogue was recorded on the spot. This happened because the film was shot on 16 mm, using the Auricon sound on film camera, which recorded the sound on the 16mm film optically, unlike in the case where sound was recorded on Kinevox 35mm magnetic recording. The film was later blown up to 35mm and was shown in Colombo in 1950.
Although the "Rekawa" was estimated by local and international critics, the film failed to find an audience in the country and was a box office failure. Films continued to follow formulaic storylines borrowed from India until the beginning of 1960-ies, despite such efforts as Sandesaya and Bedda.
In 1964, Lester James Peries again contributed to the development of Sri Lankan cinema with Gamperaliya which was the first Sinhala film without songs and as Rekawa shot completely outside the Studio. He got massive praise for the role of Sinhala culture in a realistic manner, and was hailed by critics and the public. Producer Anton Wicremasinghe was awarded the silver Peacock at the new Delhi international film festival for Gamperaliya. After this breakthrough, several artistic Sinhala films were made in the late 1960-ies, including sath Samudura Professor Siri Gunasinghe, with the support of cinema Dr. D. B. Nihalsinghe.
During the 1970-ies some talent spoke to the foreground, while commercial cinema continued the Elevator scenes and scenes from Indian films. They include Dr. D. B. Nihalsingha with "Weilkatara"- Sri Lankas first film in Cinemascope format with aspect ratio wide screen in 1972, Vasanta preferred option which got its debut all Gatho with a lot of successful movies culminating Palangetiyo in 1979. Another major Director who stepped forward during this time is Dharmasena Pathiraja who examined the tensions of city youth in such works as Bambaru With and Ana Gauwa. Artist and poet Mahagama Sekeras sole film Thun man Handiya is also an important film in Sri Lankan cinema released in 1970. Sumitra Peries, the wife of Lester James Peries, also struck out in the 1970s, years of work, looked at the conflicting roles of women in society. Her works include Gehenu Lamai and Ganga Addara.
Over the next few decades, artists such as Tissa Abeysekara Chandran Rutnam, Dr D. B. Nihalsingha, Udayakantha Warnasooriya, D. H. premaratne request for quotation, Ashoka Handagama, Prasanna Vithanage and the Front Jayasundara have attempted to breathe new life into the industry. Nihalsingha was an experienced cinematographer and editor: so his films has an input which was special and brought the vision for all his films, most of which focused on the exploited women.
Vithanages film Purahanda Kaluwara is widely considered one of the best films shot in Sri Lanka, as Jayasundaras Sulanga ENU Pinisa which won the coveted camera dor for best first film at the Cannes film festival 2005.
During the Civil Sri Lanka a few movies started the war to solve the sandy subjects such as family relationships, abortion, and the outcome of the conflict between the military and Tamil Tigers in the North. Director Asoka Handagama is particularly often criticized for holding such material in their work.
In recent years, high budget film like Aloko Udapadi, ABA film Maharaja Gemunu Sinhala based on epic historical stories to gain a huge success.
1.1. History. Early development 1901-1947. (Раннее развитие 1901-1947)
1901 marked the introduction into Sri Lanka was called Ceylon film when the film was shown for the first time in the country at a private screening of the British Governor West Ridgeway and prisoners of the Second Boer war. It was a short film that recorded the British victory in the Boer war, Queen Victorias funeral and the coronation of Edward VII. Then more English shows and attracted British settlers and the translation in Sinhala.
Movie in Sri Lanka became a state affair, thanks to the efforts of major Warwick, an Englishman, developed the "it" shows. These films were screened at public venues and makeshift tents. The first permanent theatres were built the Madan theatres in 1903. The company showed Indian movies and achieved success, prompting the development of theaters rival Olympia.
In 1925 Rajakeeya Wickremaya English: Royal adventure was the first film to be made in Sri Lanka. Dr. B. M. Perera played the lead role in the film, which was shown in India and Singapore. However, this film burned before they were shown in Sri Lanka. In 1933, the film Paliganeema was shown in Colombo.
During the 1920s and 1930s, the years of films with American stars like Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. were popular in Sri Lanka. The Sheik and the Thief of Bagdad were especially popular. in 1932, the first sound film to be shown was shown at the Regal cinema, titled "Dream". In 1930-e years, Indian films have started to exceed the English movies by popularity. Bilwa Mangal set an early record for Sri Lanka rental earning.
The beginning of the movie distribution was seen when the Indian chain of Madan created the Elphinstone cinema in Colombo as part of his extensive cinema chain in Asia. The Empire cinema, which became the longest-operating cinema in Sri Lanka was founded in 1915 and continues to operate until 2003 when it was demolished to make way for commercial construction in Colombo
1.2. History. The inauguration 1947. (Инаугурация 1947)
South Indian producer S. M. Nayagam has played an important role in the development of the first film of Sri Lanka. In 1945, Nayagam founded a company named chitrakala was sound and built a Studio in Madurai, India with the aim of creating a Sinhala film. Having considered several options, he decided to build the film Around the historical love story of Saleh and Asokamala and held a contest to find a suitable script, the Winner was budding artist Shanti Kumar. However, due to disagreements, this project fell through and Nayagam broke a deal with dramatist B. A., Jayamanne, V. to remove his popular play Kadawunu Poronduwa.
Kumar decided to film his script Nayagams left the company and convinced the Ceylon theatres group for the financing of the film. Faced with a more difficult task to collect the film from scratch, the Ashokamala project began filming in Coimbatore about two months after the production of Kadawunu Poronduwa had initiated. The film Naygams would win the show at the Mylan Theater on January 21, 1947. Ashokamala was filmed three months later in April 1947 at the Elphinstone theater.
Both films were popular with audiences but derided by critics who found them to be derived from South Indian movie.
1.3. History. Primitive stage 1947-1955. (Первобытной стадии 1947-1955)
Following the success of Kadawunu Poronduwa, B. A. B. Jayamanne has released a series of popular movies based on his plays. It was Peralena Iranama, Kapati Arakshakaya, Weradunu Kurumanama 1948, Hadisi Vinischaya 1950, first film directed by Jayamanne, he was after all his subsequent films, Sangavunu Pilithura 1951, 1952 Umathu Wishwasaya, Kele handa 1953, 1954 Iranganie, Mathabedaya 1954, Daiwa Wipakaya 1956, 1958 Wanaliya, Hadisi Vivahaya 1959, 1960 and Kawata, Jeewithe Pujawa 1961, 1963 of Mangalick and Magul Poruwa 1967, completed after his death by another Director. Jayamanne mostly tied to a formula derived from South Indian movie and not contribute to the development of the film. Most of his films at least a couple Rukmani Devi and Eddie Jayamanne not as lovers on the screen that allowed them to become the first stars of Sri Lankan cinema.
After the dawn of independence, Sri Lanka has imposed restrictions on travel to and from India causing Nayagam to move his business on the island to cut costs. He purchased land outside Candane and built the Sri Murugan Studio Navakala later known as the S. P. M. studios, which would some time be the most developed Studio in the country. His first production was Banda Pamine Nagarayata 1952, which was a success among local audiences. It was the first of the local Sinhalese film, though in technique he remained in South India. Nayagam followed the film with Prema Tharangaya 1953 and Ahankara meet our requirements ratio 1954. Due to the low quality of the Studio Nayagam resisted buying high tech equipment, these films do not meet the standards of the import of bollywood. They were also very formulaic, based mainly in the South Indian film technicians were all from India with a combination of exaggerated melodrama, lowbrow Comedy, fights and dances.
Of the few filmmakers interested in pursuing a truly indigenous art in these early years, sirisena Wimalaweera was the most prominent. In his work, Wimalaweera researched the history of Sri Lanka when depicting historical characters like king Asoka, who oversaw the introduction of Buddhism to the island and Saradiel, a Robin hood like character.
K. Gunaratnam was another major producer in this period, violations in place with technical Sujata made at the modern theatres Studio in Salem, India. He was highly successful and influenced popular cinema in the next decade. It was revolutionary in its high production values and the inclusion of the North Indian movie South Indian model. She managed to capture the true nature of Sinhalese life or create something unique to Sri Lanka.
1.4. History. Rekawa 1956. (Рекава 1956)
In 1956 documentary filmmaker Lester James Peries and his fellow film technicians William Blake and Titus Thotawatte broke away from the bloc of the government to produce what they hoped would be a truly Sinhalese film that would revolutionize Sri Lankan cinema. In all aspects of the establishment of the Rekawa area, the trio departed from tradition shooting completely outside of the Studio, creating an original story with no basis in literary or historical material and the use of largely inexperienced Cast with a few exceptions i.e. D. R. Nanayakkara.
The story paid great attention to Sinhalese village life gives equal time to marriage traditions, village customs and folk beliefs in obstructive documentary-esque way. The main plot revolves around a young boy named Sen, who is being touted as a miracle worker after he is said to cure the blindness of his friend Anula. While some believe that the plot is a bit naive due to the filmmakers from the city and the attribution of superstition belief in an exaggerated manner by the village folk, she had a great success and was shown at the Cannes international film festival drawing praise from foreign critics. It is widely regarded in Sri Lanka for the birth of true Sinhala cinema. However, the audience at the time was unconscious and the film was a box office failure. They are weaned documentary nature of the film and its termination of the common melodramatic, movie of the time. The lack of serious romantic plot for example was a complaint on some.
1.5. History. Another way to Rekawa 1957-1963. (Другой способ Рекава 1957-1963)
The popular film continued in the Indian mould. There was great interest in the movie. In Sinhala day, "Lankadipa" launched the first film festival, where "Deepasika" awards were given.
Though Rekawa failed to influence popular cinema which continued to imitate Indian cinema, it did to pull the efforts of some small independent filmmakers who came together in groups. The most important group in this period, the Rana, was led by screenwriter P. K. D. Seneviratne, producer John Amaratunga and actress Punya Heendeniya.
Amaratunga in his pursuit to follow Rekawa stumbled upon Seneviratnes radio drama Kurulubedde and enlisted him to adapt it into a film. Although it maintained certain formulaic elements, the film was Frank the Indian influence and contains various elements of Sinhalese culture. Actress Punya Heendeniya broke ground in her role portraying a truly Sinhalese characters, unlike the female roles in popular films modeled after Indian Actresses. It was a critical success in Sri Lanka and has been praised for its realistic portrayal of Sinhala village life. The group continued with the thematically similar Sikuru Tharuwa in 1963.
At this time, the government film production unit, making their mark, in particular, Pragnasoma Hettiarchis "makers, material and Motiffs" which won the gold medal at the International film festival in Venice in 1952. Hettiarchi was again to repeat this feat in 1972 with "centenary of Ceylon tea".
1.6. History. Gamperaliya is a 1963. (Gamperaliya 1963 года)
In 1963, Lester James Peries with producer Anton Wickremasinghe produced and Gamperaliya based on the novel by critically acclaimed writer Martin Wickramasinghe. Starring Punya Heendeniya, Henry was born Gamini Fonseca. It was a turning point in Sri Lankan movie ending with all the formulaic elements present in popular cinema and commercial success. He proved the viability of feature films in the country and gave Sri Lanka the movies before the absent sense of prestige when producer Anton Wicremasinghe was awarded the "Golden peacock" award and critics prize at the third International film festival held in new Delhi and the Golden head of Palanque at the eighth world film festival in Acapulco, Mexico.
1.7. History. Art boom 1964-1970. (Арт-бум 1964-1970)
The success of Gamperaliya changed the course of Sri Lankan cinema much. After its release, many films have tried to adapt the realistic style of the movie and took the place of the shooting previously shunned.
Seneviratne again emerged in this period with the scenario about village life titled Parasathu small. This time he received the support of the wealthy producer Chitra Balasooriya, who would not become a victim of the financial difficulties encountered by Amaratunga. Balasooriya was deeply interested in the creation of the film in the spirit of Gamperaliya and enlisted of Lesters wife Sumithra Peries as technical Director and gave the budding actor Gamini Fonseca the possibility of direct. Fonseca had served in a similar capacity on Rekawa. Also among the crew was cameraman Sumitta Amarsinghe who had trained with the GFU and adaptation for shooting outdoors. The film will be a critical and popular success.
Serendib productions responded to the artistic mood in the air in 1965 with Saravita starring a comedic actor, Joe Abeywickrema, for the first time in Sri Lankan cinema. He had to deal with slum life and the criminal element in it and was awarded the highest national award that year for the film. Titus Thotawatte, who, as he separated himself from Lester James Peries after Sandesaya directed Chandiya the same year avoiding outright rudeness prevalent in the genre of "action" in the country.
G. D. L. Perera with his Kala society sang moves in a completely different way in this period of struggle with rural life with his first film "sama"
Siri Gunasinghes website sath Samudura released in 1966 was the biggest success on the wave of Gamperaliya. The film was praised for its realistic portrayal of a fishing community and acting from a cast that included Denawaka Hamine, Edmund Wijesinghe and Cyril Wickremage. Also known Gunasinghes new methods of film, such as the widely used close-UPS. Working close with Gunasinghe on the script and the direction was Vasanta preferred option. Editing and photo has been processed D. B. Nihalsinghe. Both went on to major filmmakers themselves.
GDL Pereras "sama" was followed by a film about modern urban settings in Dahasak Sithuvili. GDL together with D. B. Nihalsinghas famously fluid hand-made camera "the website sath Samudura" Fame, with the use of subjective camera and a sepiatone filter for the first time in Sri Lankan cinema. Perera and his group first came to fame with saama, a stylized but faithful observance of village life.
Other significant films of this period include the debut effort preferred option Vesgatho and Nihalsinghe film lanadmark, Welikathara.
"Welikathara" was Tissa Abeysekaras the first scenario - he was declared as "additional Dialolgue writer" until that time. Recognition of Nihalsinghas Abeysekaras Tissa excellent skills in composing music began his career as head writer in Sri Lanka. "Welikathara" was supposed to be one of the 10 best films of Sri Lankan cinema. Nihalsinghas refershingly fluid camera work was marked by this time. He combined facets of direction, cinematography and editing in "Welikathara" create an epic in Cinemascope format for the first time in Sri Lanka".Welikatara" was supposed to be one of the "10 best" films of Sri Lanka.
Independent student production are controlled by Ranjit Lal nim Wallala, songwriter Mahagama Sekeras autobiographical efforts Thun man Handiya maiden production of Piyasiri Gunaratne Mokade exam and Sugathapala Senerath Yapas Hanthane Kathawa which introduced the to the idol Vijaya Kumaratunga.
In addition, the film Soorayangeth name SoorayaEnglish:-River of love is a landmark film for Sri movie LankanHelawood where there has been a trend of Thriller, adventure and music films. These commercial films, although foreign transliteration, to discuss problems of poverty, the blind law, injustice and love. Thus, critics in the lens zoom against these films.
1.8. History. The government has established development and individual achievement 1971-1979, the unprecedented growth of the annual reception. (Правительство учредило развития и индивидуальные достижения 1971-1979, беспрецедентного роста ежегодном приеме)
In 1971, the socialist government, which sought to overcome the dominance of screen time in Sri Lanka in Tamil and Hindi films came to power in the country. Foreign film domination led to domestically produced films being relegated to 20% of the screen time while foreign films is 80%. The government that took power promised to correct this imbalance. Established the state film Corporation act No. 47 of 1971, charged with the promotion of national films and provide and provide a wide range of films to the public.
State Corporation film the SFC established a unique credit scheme for film production. Loans were issued based on the assessment of scenario and those involved with credit granted bail negatives. It was a time when Bank lending has become very common and such a pledge in the banking industry. Managers and senior staff must have prior training to obtain loans through the registration system. To these measures, domestically produced films, was a transliteration of Tamil and Hindi films, to such an extent that there was no credit for the script. The only credit was for conversations like "scenario" was a transliteration of the Hindi or the Tamil original. The credit system provides the original screen write for the first time and stories which were copies of Hindi and Tamil are not entitled to receive loans. Thus was created a professional production in the film industry.
The SFC introduced a system of distribution, through which all films produced in the country were ensured exhibition according to system of precedence. Quality control of the cinemas was a system of control and verification equipment.
The cost of imported film was reduced by 75% because of the monopoly buying by the SFC: the same number of Tamil films continued, although at much reduced prices.
The result of these events was the fact that the reception of the film, which was in 1972, 30 million rose to 74.4 million In 1979. The film share increased from 20% to 58%. The number of cinemas grew to 365 in 1978 the largest number. By 2010, that number dropped to 147.
It was the best proof that the system is not oriented to the SFC on the market and the demand was suppressed. It required the SFC to meet the suppressed and pent-up demand, the result of an unprecedented surge in yearly admissions for seven years.
After 1979, the Chairman of the SFC, Anton Wicremesinghe, to reverse all steps the SFC, giving unlimited loans to "anyone to make movies". Several hundred movies were made by those who had no knowledge of the movie. The result was that so much was released that there was a waiting list of films waiting for release in theaters 5 years, by 1982. The audience responded to the base films to stay away. The reception began decreased. The annual reception, which peaked in 1979 at 79.4 million, Now in 2009 there are only 7.2 million visitors. The SFC, a profitable institution till that time, began sliding into bankruptcy and should be supported by infusion of funds from the government.
Titus Thotawatte and Lester James Peries were the most prominent artists during this period making artistic films. Have Thotawatte directed such films as Hara Lakshe, Sihasuna, Sagarika and Mangala which organizations technical skills that appealed to a wide audience. Lester James Peries was more successful in his work during this period, creating some of his most important works, despite the restrictions imposed by the state.
Peries Nidhanaya, released in 1972, is considered his masterpiece and was adjusted the Best film from Sri Lanka in the first 50 years in 1997 by the State Council. He was praised for his skillful direction Peries and inspirational acting on Gamini and Malini Fonseca. It was another international success for Peries winning the Silver lion of St. Mark award at the International film festival in Venice and was chosen as one of the most outstanding films of the year received a diploma at the London film festival. His subsequent works of this period was a critical success DESA Nisa and Madol duwa.
Appeared Dharmasena Pathiraja, who had worked for Yapas Hanthane Kathawa, with his debut directorial work, Agx Gauwa, in 1974. It served to capture the spirit of the dissolute urban youth and provided a major artistic venture for actors like Cyril Wickremage to thrive. The preferred option carried out a similar theme in his work Valmathvuvo.
1.9. History. The beginning of the decline 1979-1983. (Начало упадка 1979-1983)
With the elections of 1977 came the more Capitalist Parties to power and some of the restrictions instilled earlier were removed. But this removal only in respect of production, resulting in a flow of poorly made films under the unlimited credit given to Anton Wicremasinghe anyone. About 100 films waiting for release in cinemas, in a curious contradiction, was forced to show each movie to have done so.
As a result, the peak attendance of the film 74.4 admission in 1979, began to fall and were declining uncontrollably till now. It is popularly held that television is the cause of this decrease. But Sri Lanka transfer broadcaster Rupavahini Corporation began in 1982, and by this time the island of cinema attendance fell to 51 million, from the peak of 74.4 million In 1979. The presidential Commission on investigation of the film industry in 1985 established that there was a serious drop in attendance for Tamil movies in 1980. The television left the island in 1983, this drop in reception Im not to television but to new Tamil movies is not checked.
Sumitra Peries, Lester James Periess wife, made her directorial debut with Gehenu Lamai in 1978. He examined the effects of social constraints on a rural girl and secured some critical applause in addition to box office success, which was selected as an outstanding film of the year, which will be presented at the London film festival and received the jury prize at the Carthage international film festival. In her first appearance of the film, Vasanta Chathurani was praised for her restrained depiction of the title role.
Peries next film Ganga Addara 1980 has captured the imagination of the audience Sri Lanka becomes a huge box office hit and breaking earning in the country. Critics were impressed with the movie as it has won many national awards received in Poland and was awarded a diploma at festival of South Asian cinema.
Pathiraja was most active in this period directing Eya Dan Loku Lamayek 1977, Bambaru 1978, Ponmani and Soldadu Unnahe 1981. Bambaru C is considered to be his seminal work with social tensions between fishing folk and city youth. Pathirajas film Ponmani was made in Tamil, wants to contribute to the development of cinema in that language in the country. Though well made, the film was ignored by Tamil audiences distrustful of the Sinhalese Director. Unnahe Soldadu followed the dreary life of an old soldier, a prostitute, an alcoholic and a thief who wants to shed light on their fate. Pathiraja went into hiatus after the film.
The preferred option has made it the most highly acclaimed films Palengetiyo in 1979. It was discussed about the difficulties of the urban youth. His next film Dadayama 1983 was also well received. Star Palengetiyo, Dharmasiri bandaranayake broke out as a filmmaker with his stylized debut Hansa Vilak in 1980.
1.10. History. The decline in 1983-1990. (Спад в 1983-1990)
With the flooding of the films directed by "anyone" under the National film Corporation Chairman Anton Wicremesighe in the course of which hundreds of movies were produced creating a 5-year milestone films waiting for release, as any comparison with the strengthening of the television in conjunction with the beginning of the civil war, film earnings began to fall in Sri Lanka took to stay home instead of going to the theatre.
In significant films of the era include Sumitra Peries Sagara Jalaya MADI Heduwa Oba Sanda Abeysekaras Viragaya: Tissa 1988 and D. B. Nihalsinghes ridi Nimnaya 1983, and producer Vijay Ramanayakes Maldeniye Simiyon 1986. Maldeniye Simion" won the silver Peacock for Anoja Weerasinghe at the 11th new Delhi International film festival in 1987. Nihalsinghe infused his films with his skillful combination of technical excellence with artistry. Keli Madala 1991, success, winning no less than 14 national awards - perhaps the highest number ever won by one film today.
1.11. History. The growth of independent filmmakers 1990-2010 years. (Рост независимых кинематографистов 1990-2010 годы)
One of the most important filmmakers of Sri Lankan cinema, Prasanna Vithanage directed his first feature film Sisila Gini Ganee in 1992 and his second Ananda Rathriya in 1995. The last was a big critical hit that was shown at several international festivals and to provide several awards. Vithanages followed the work two years later with Pawuru Walalu a Mature drama that featured a speech by former star Nita Fernando after a long hiatus. She also received critical acclaim. His final line of the decade was Purahanda Kaluwara, which examined how the civil war Sri Lanka affecting military families. With a contemplative speech by Joe Abeywickrema in the title role, the film is Vithanages best works.
Chandran Rutnam is another award-winning Director directed and edited the film the road from elephant, which became a finalist at the new York international television and film awards in 2011 and an ordinary person with the winner of the award "Oscar" sir Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. The film was nominated for four major awards at the Madrid international film festival in 2013. The film won best film, Best Director and Best actor awards this year.
1.12. History. The modern era 2000-present. (В современную эпоху 2000-настоящее время)
Director of front Jayasundara became the first Sri Lankan ever to win the prestigious camera award for best first film at the Cannes film festival in 2005 for his film Sulanga ENU Pinisa Dor.
Controversial film Director Asoka Handagamas, according to many prestigious names in the Sri Lankan film World of the best films of honest response to the civil war.
- Tatuwen piyabanna Thani. (Piyabanna Tatuwen Тхани)
- Sanda Dadayama. (Санда Dadayama)
- I MAG Sunday. (Я маг в воскресенье)
- Ini Avan. (Ини Аван)
- Chanda Kinnarie. (Чанда Kinnarie)
These films have won awards at many international film festivals. He faced a lot of censorship problems with his creation, his film Aksharaya was banned by the government of Sri Lanka.
Recent releases include: Sooriya Arana, Aadaraneeya Wassaanaya, Samanala fact, Aloko Udapadi, Hiripoda wessa, have attracted Sri Lankans to cinemas.
Sooriya Arana was replaced by Jackson Anthonys ABA film as the highest grossing film in the history of Sri Lankan cinema, generating RS.185 million at the box office. ABA, also became the most expensive film produced in Sri Lanka costing over 60 million rupees to produce, and also the first film from Sri Lanka to be finished via digital intermediate technology. A number of other countries, such as China, Italy and Australia are interested in screening this film after its trailer was released. Among them, China has shown particular interest considering dubbing it in Chinese. ABA was released on August 8, 2008.
In 2009, Prasanna Vithanages Akasa Kusum flowers of the sky ran at 22 screens to Packed audiences for over 70 days. The film, which premiered at the International film festival in Busan at the end of 2008 also won several awards and was invited to numerous international film festivals.
While Sri Lankan films were winning international awards, and while the ABA film attracted unprecedented RS.185 million in income and over 1 million admsisons sold, in yearly admissions continued to fall without let.
By 2009 it had dropped to a mere trickle of 7.2 million visits per year. The number of cinemas which was 365 in 1979 had fallen to a mere 147. At the end of 2010, the yearly cinema attendance had fallen to 5.5 million, the lowest in the history of Sri Lankan cinema. A hapless national film Corporation is considered to be lost, frozen in inaction while the 4 private sector distributors who had taken the reins to run the cinema since 2001, was waiting for the audience to get into their circles.
Since privatization of film distribution in 2001 among 4 "distributors" without calling for any bids, as is customary, when the government abandon the monopoly, by the Chandrika Bandaranaike government, 111 cinemas have closed by July 2010 - an average of one per month, indicating that disruption of this process.
The number of domestic films for 2009 was 15 according to statistics published by the National film Corporation.
In recent years, several big-budget movies like Aloko Udapadi, ABA, Pathini, Maharaja Gemunu and Vijayaba Kollaya produced and receive tremendous success. Most of them are based on Sri Lankan epic historical stories to gain a huge success.
1.13. History. Short film culture. (Короткометражный фильм культура)
In the context of Sri Lankan cinema, it is the memory of the short film can be easily related to its history. Here, the short film has retained its status only as an exercise for the filmmakers, who rose to fame with the feature film. Dr. Lester James Peries, the Director, the realist, began his career, first, creating a short film" monologue”. Another prominent figure in countrys cinema, Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja, has also created a short film called" enemies” as his first cinematic experience. Film Corporation, which was established in 1971, introduced a requirement for aspiring cinema-artists to make a short film prior to debut as a feature film maker, and their right to receive state funded credit production.
However, the problem was not that one made a short film before his long feature film, but the failure of the short film as a cinematic medium then Anton Wicremesinghe after 1979 through the allocation of public funds for "anyone" with disastrous results.
Young filmmaker Malaka Dewapriya was shown a lifetime’ short film in the international competition in 2004, at the 10th International student film festival in tel Aviv, Israel. It was the first time students from Sri Lanka was elected in an internationally recognized festival. And the choice was a big step for the recovery of short film culture in Sri Lanka.
In addition to the annual short film festivals local kinokultura, as 14 agenda for the short film festival conducted by anoma with Rajakaruna, continue to motivate and enable talented young filmmakers to engage in the tradition of a short film. Some of these programs have received support from international sources like the European film Academy in the case 14 of the agenda and that a number of short films by young filmmakers, as Rehan Muddanayake, Hiran Balasuriya and Prabuddha Dihkwaththa had their short films get some international recognition as well.
Recently, the school of drug addicts, led by Director Akash SK has received international recognition for their short film eidetic, which was the first film of Sri Lanka will be shown at Comic-cons International film festival San Diego. The film plays at various festivals worldwide, including festival tropical. Therefore, the short horror movie the call was the second film to be shown at the same festival in 2019. Theres a new resurgence in independent cinema with short films like these will be released on platforms such as YouTube.
2. The leading actors and Actresses. (Ведущих актеров и актрис)
The stars of the First Sinhala film, Poronduwa Kadavunu, Rukmani Devi and Eddie Jayamanne, were the first to achieve popularity across the country. They received some notoriety due to its role in the performances of the group "Minerva", which contributed to their emergence in the film industry. They continue to appear in films through the 1950s and early 1960-ies.
In 1960 appeared Gamini Fonseca as stars in the historical film Sandesaya. Although the main roles in the film played by Ananda Jayaratne, Fonseca overshadowed the actor in his first starring role. Fonseca was his next hit role in ran Muthu duwa where he found the popular actress Jeevarani Kurukalasooriya. Fonsekas other major films of the 1960s include Deewarayo years, the company Kheta Wadiya Hondai and Chandiya.
In 1969 appeared Vijaya Kumaratunga as a star with a lead role in Hanthane Kathawa. In the next decade, he was the most popular leading actor next to Gamini Fonseca. In addition to the transliteration of foreign commercial films, he starred in feature films like Bambaru with, Eya Dan Loku Lamayek and Ganga Addara. His death in 1989 had a huge impact on the popular movie.
3. Leading Kinokompaniya In Sri Lanka. (Ведущая Кинокомпания В Шри-Ланке)
New Composers Age. (Новые Композиторы Возраст)
- Grade Dasanayaka. (Dasanayaka Класс)
- I Dharshana Disanayaka. (Я Dharshana Disanayaka)
- Gayathree Khemadasa.
- Bathiya and Santhush. (Bathiya и Santhush)
- Dinesh Subasinghe. (Динеш Subasinghe)
- Nadeeka Guruge. (Nadeeka Гуруге)
- Ajit Kumarasiri. (Аджит Kumarasiri)
- Mahesh Denipitiya. (Махеш Denipitiya)
- Kasun Kalhara.
- Sanka Dineth. (Санька Dineth)
- Pradeep Rathnayaka. (Прадип Rathnayaka)
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