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Sulanga Gini Aran (Dark In The White Light)
Sri Lankan auteur Vimukthi Jayasundara’s dark and brooding film charts dangerous territory as he tells the story of a doctor (Steve De La Zilwa), who may well save lives while on duty but after hours sets about raping and assaulting young women. There are clear links to classical horror tales – whether it is the vampire myth of the Jekyll and Hyde story – but Jayasundara pushes the envelope in terms of screen violence and dangerous morality. There are other strands to the storyline – from a novice monk to an organ trafficker – but at the dark core of the film is the doctor who can no longer control his desires of sex and blood.
2015 / Sinhalese dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 82 mins
Genre: Drama and Psychodrama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Male Nudity, Nudity, Sex, Violence, Gory Images and Rape
Director: Vimukthi Jayasundara
Producer: Vimukthi Jayasundara
Scriptwriter: Vimukthi Jayasundara
DOP: Dhanushka Gunathilake, Channa Deshappriya
Editor: Saman Alvitigala
Composer: Lakshman Joseph De Saram
Cast: Steve De La Zilwa, Suranga Ranawaka, Ruvin De Silva, Mahendra Perera, Kaushalya Fernando