L’homme du train at Alliance Francaise de Kotte
The film L’homme du train will be screened at Alliance Francaise de
Kotte on March 25 at 6.30 p.m.
A mysterious stranger, Milan steps off a train in a place he has
never been before. Looking for a pharmacy to buy some aspirin, he comes
across a retired teacher. The two men are complete opposites. Or at
least seem to be.
But each man realises that what he really wanted is the life of the
other man. This “emotional relationship between two heterosexual men is
such a difficult and unusual thing to dramatise – but Leconte brings it
off with delicacy and persuasive charm.
Directed by Patrice Leconte this 86 mins 2002 film stars Johnny
Hallyday, Jean Rochefort …
The screening is free of charge and open to the public at the AF de
Kotte at 139 Jawatte Road, Colombo 5.
British Book Fair
buffs browsing books at the stalls at the British Book Fair which was
recently held for the 10th successful year at the British Council.
Participants of the book fair included Sarasavi Book Shop (Pvt) Ltd,
Makeen Bookshop, C G Associates, Pioneer House, World Link Publications
Bookshop, Pitraban Bookshop, Oxford University Press and Milk Books.
Shadows of Life enthrals audience in Canada
Performing art or drama is a beautiful combination of verse, music
and dance. It is not only a form of entertainment, but also a powerful
medium to communicate ideas, attitudes, opinions, champion causes, and
make radical social changes, in society. There is a tremendous amount of
interest in the fine arts, but the time factor has given all arts a new
King Yama (Nilantha Jayasinghe) and Queen Yama (Samanthi Ganegoda) in
a scene from Shadows of Life produced by Irangani Kalutanthri.
Narthana Rekha to mark Down Syndrome day
Nearly 50 artistically enriched students of Diri Daru Piyasa -
Miranda Hemalatha Kala Ashramaya will take centre stage to present
Narthana Rekha to mark the World Down Syndrome Day.
Students present Ukusa Vannama
The aptly titled dance concert will be held at the Tower Hall
Theatre, Colombo 10 on March 23 at 6 pm.
The institute has also organised a sales exhibition on March 26 at
the MJF centre Katubedda which will feature handcrafts and other
artistic creations of children to coincide with the concert.
In a world where the able bodied complain of one thing or the other,
these performers will showcase their dancing talents before their
sponsors, well wishers and the public in true spirit and joy.
"This is not merely another concert, but a therapeutic presentation
that will help students build their confidence and enhance their
personality," Chairperson of Diri Daru Piyasa Miranda Hemalatha told the
"Some of these performers have been with us for the past 6-7 years
and some since last month, but we have ensured that every child is given
an opportunity to participate," she said.
"It is sad that most of the children affected by Down Syndrome are
not treated with respect and dignity by the wider community, I hope this
concert will give those who are unaware of these children's ability an
opportunity to visualise that they deserve the right to be treated with
compassion and respect".
Established in 2004, Diri Daru Piyasa has organised many concerts in
the past and this year's event will also be a fund raiser to support the
institutes' future development.
‘Celeb Chat’ tribute to Gamini Fonseka on his 75th birth anniversary
CSN/Prime TV’s “Celeb Chat” pays tribute to screen legend the late
Gamini Fonseka on his 75th birth anniversary which falls on March 21.
Long-standing collaborators in the Sinhala film industry Tony
Ranasinghe and Veena Jayakody take you back to those good old days with
unforgettable incidents and anecdotes, on-screen and off-screen, with
Gamini Fonseka, while daughter Dr. Thanuja Fonseka Abeynayake recalls
fond memories of her beloved father.
Doyen of Sri Lankan cinema Dr. Lester James Peries breaks a long
silence and faces the television camera at his residence to pay tribute
to one of his greatest pupils.
Incidentally, it was Dr. Peries who technically “launched” Gamini
Fonseka’s acting career with a (seconds-long) minor role in ‘Rekawa’
(1956). It was also under Dr. Peries that Gamini Fonseka learnt the
ropes of film making which parallely launched him as a successful film
A scene from the drama
A scene from the drama
Bandula Vithanage’s Romaya Ginigani (Second Part) will go on the
boards at the Elphistone Theatre in Maradana on March 23 and 24 at 6.30
Sando Harris' comedy Sajantge Nandamma will be staged at four places.
March 25 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. - Auditorium at Meegallewa.
March 26 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. YMBA Hall, Hatton.
March 27 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Auditorium at Maradagahamula.
April 3 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Town Hall Auditorium, Awissawella.