Music makes the film
In an exclusive interview, Lakshman Joseph de
Saram, the Sri Lankan based international award-winning film
composer reveals his most recent projects, including the globally
highly anticipated movie Bel Ami, starring some of Hollywood’s
biggest stars, notably, Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame and Uma
Thurman, the star of the Kill Bill series.
The rise of Central Asian cinema
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of serving
as the Chairman of a jury at the 7th Eurasian Film Festival held in
Almaty, Kazakhstan. There I was able to watch some of the newest
films from Central Asia and have long discussions with film
directors and film critics from the region.
Sujatha Attanayake’s trail-blazing career in music
After a long silence, Sujatha Attanayake, singer
with the widest tonal range in Sri Lanka, is to make a comeback with
her forthcoming concert scheduled for December 17. In this column, I
examine Sujatha Attanayake’s trailb-lazing career in music which
spans over half a century and over diverse areas of music and
traditions of music.