Chatrak

technical information

2011; India, France; Drama, Author film; 90 minutes; HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; Dolby SRD; Original Language: Bengali; Subtitles: English, French

credits

Director
Vimukthi Jayasundara
Writer
Vimukthi Jayasundara
D.O.P.
Channa Deshapriya
Editor
Julie Beziau
Music
Roman Dymny
Production Company
Vandana Trading Company, Les Films de l'Etranger
Co-Producer
Philippe Avril, Michel Klein, Stéphane Lehembre, Yov Moor
Producer
Vinod Lahoti

cast

Paoli
Paoli Dam
Rahul
Sudip Mukherjee
The Brother
Sumeet Thakur
The Soldier
Tomas Lemarquis
  • Vimukthi Jayasundara

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Vimukthi Jayasundara was born in 1977 in Ratnapura (Sri Lanka). After finishing his black-and-white documentary THE LAND OF SILENCE about the victims of civil war, which participated in several international film festivals (Marseille, Rotterdam, Berlin), Vimukthi Jayasundara studied in France at the National Studio for Contemporary Arts - Le Fresnoy. He was selected in 2003 by the Cinefondation of the Cannes Film Festival to participate in their residency program.

His directorial debut, THE FORSAKEN LAND (Sulanga enu Pinisa), was awarded the Camera d'Or for the best first feature film at the 58th Cannes International Film Festival in 2005 (Un Certain Regard). BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Ahasin Wetei) - his second feature film - has been officially selected for the Competition section at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009 and has been shown in about 100 festivals around the world. Since 2005, Vimukhti lives between Paris and Colombo. "CHATRAK" (aka Mushrooms) is his third feature film.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2011
60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero
2009
Ahasin Wetei
2005
Sulanga Enu Pinisa
Short
2012
Light in the Yellow Breathing Space
2003
Vide pour l'amour
photo of Vimukthi Jayasundara
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