Jul 05, 2018 (LBO)– For the very first time in the history of Sri Lankan film market, a motion picture from the local industry will contend for Oscars 2019.
The film titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan film to enter in mainstream ‘Finest Photo’ category of Oscars 2019, officials revealed.The sneak peek show of
‘The Frozen Fire ‘was screened on Tuesday at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka.Sri Lankan movies have just gotten in twice in Oscars before this, that too in the’Finest Foreign Language Movie”category.The motion picture is produced by Chamathka Pieris under the banner of Cinepro Lanka International.Ariyawansha Dhammage is the script author. Cinepro which is among Sri Lanka’s top movie theater and
tv production companies plans to promote the motion picture and display the island nation’s leap in film making to an international audience.The film’s plot follows the life of Wijeweera, his close associates and those whose political and individual lives are entwined with
his on account of their ideological preferences.The movie’s makers take the viewer through the rough twelve years from Wijeweera’s release from prison up until his dreadful murder in the late 1980’s through the multiple
perspectives of Wijeweera, his family, friends, associates and detractors.India-based All Lights Movie Solutions(ALFS), a leading movie consultancy business, is handling the Oscar contention of’The Frozen Fire’. ALFS has handled Oscar elections of more than 14 Indian motion pictures consisting of the much well-known Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky.Commenting on the Oscar objective, Nisha Joseph, Supervisor of ALFS stated that the home entertainment market is proliferating in Sri Lanka.” It is a fantastic opportunity to be connected with the Sri Lankan film market. The Frozen Fire is our first project from the island and we are very delighted to take this distinct task to the Oscars. Sri Lankan cinema has a lot to offer the worldwide audiences and we hope to relate to more film projects for the global awards arena,”she said.Nisha, who is also the Artistic Director of All Lights India International Film Celebration(ALIIFF)highlighted that India-Sri Lanka need to enhance collaboration in culture through promoting co-production motion picture ventures along with tourism destinations.”There is enormous capacity for collaboration in culture and knowledge exchange. Both federal governments(India and Sri Lanka
)must come forward to tap the possible as early as possible. It is the need of the hour,” she included.