Chandran Rutnam, Ravindra Randeniya, Boris Clavel: Easy Island Dreams
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Chandran Rutnam, Ravindra Randeniya, Boris Clavel: Easy Island Dreams

Moviemakers have coaxed Sri Lanka into costume more than once—that’s her masquerading as a small Indian village that needs Harrison Ford’s whip-cracking assistance in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and there she is again, looking like Thailand and the site for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). In Tarzan, the Ape Man(1981), you’re supposed to mistake … Continue reading

Thushara Hettihamu: Directing God of Carnage
Actors / Directors

Thushara Hettihamu: Directing God of Carnage

When Ferdinand Reille, aged 11, whacks Bruno Vallon in the face with a stick, he breaks two incisors. The kerfuffle in the playground forces the boys’ parents – Alain and Annette and Véronique and Michael – into the same room to discuss possible reconciliation. However, an encounter that begins with coffee and clafoutis quickly deteriorates: … Continue reading