Panaji, Nov 27 (IBNS) In the Country Focus section at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010, Sri Lanka is another country, along with Georgia, Mexico and Taiwan, whose nine films has screened at the fest.
An overview of award winning Sri Lankan films from the year 2000 to 2010 will be IFFI’s gift to the lovers of Sri Lankan Cinema.
The 9 films being screened in the Package are Saroja (2000), Me Mage Sandai (2001), Agni Dahaya (2002), Sudu Kaluwara (2003), Mille Soya (2004), Ira Madiyama, (2005), Udugan Yamaya (2006), Aganthukaya (2007) and Walapatala (2008). Eminent filmmakers from the country are expected to attend the Festival.
The themes covered in the films are contemporary as well as depicts political turmoil during occupation by Dutch forces (Agnidahaya) and story set during British occupation of the Island Nation (Sudu Kaluwara).
The package has films such as Ira Madiyama and Udugan Yamaya depicting the society traumatized and disturbed by nearly twenty years of civil war.