NETPAC award-winning films for film lovers
The International Film Festival of Colombo 2014 (IFFColombo), will
screen NETPAC Award Winning films at a festival from September 2 to 7.
The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, also known as NETPAC,
is an organisation founded in 1990 that consists of 29 member nations.
Ashley Ratnavibhushana, the General Manager and Jury Coordinator for
NETPAC, has secured a selection of "NETPAC movies" which will be
screened at IFFColombo 2014.
The NETPAC Award, presented to exceptional Asian films at festivals
all over the world, is a prestigious award that honours Asian filmmakers
on a global platform.
Therefore, the NETPAC film package promises Sri Lankan filmgoers a
unique cinematic experience.
The films include Emir Baigazin's Harmony Lessons which premiered at
the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, Sudevan's
multi-award-winning Malayalam film CR No. 89, Mauly Surya's "What they
don't talk about when they talk about love", Jeffry Jeturian's "Bit
Player"; the Socio-Realist Drama-Comedy film from the Philippines, Reir
Celik's "Night of Silence"; a subtly performed film that takes place in
a room, Atiq Rahimi's "The Patience Stone" (2012) which was selected as
the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy
Awards and won the NETPAC Award at the Toronto International Film
Ing Kanjanavanit, the director of "Shakespeare Must Die"(2012), is a
bold adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Kan Lume award-winning
film "Liberta" will also be screened.
The festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 35 countries
which will be screened at some of Colombo's best cinemas including Regal
Cinema, Majestic City (Ultra), Empire Cinema (Arcade Independence
Square), Tharangani (NFC) and Goethe Institute. All screenings are free.