South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Four Films by Prasanna Vithanage

Tue, January 15, 2008

"Vithanage's movies are firmly tethered to the world we inhabit, and conform to its manifold dictates. However, the net outcome of his semioticised experiences is to provoke in us a deep disquiet about the world we move in and how we have chosen to invest it with meaning. Suffering is crucial to the condition of his characters and indeed it is an inescapable fact of life. However, Prasanna Vithanage succeeds in transforming that suffering into a modality of clarifying moral ideals. This gives his characterization and dissection of the narrative discourses that find articulation in his films. His movies dramatise a dark world of space and mystery in which memory temporarily fades into the distance only to surface with added menacing power."

- Wimal Dissanayeke and Ashley Ratnavibhushana

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7-10PM MEZ B0.306

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