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Ekamath Eka Rateka heads for the village

Sanath Gunatileke's maiden movie direction Ekamath Eka Rateka (Once Upon a Time) which completed 75 days in CEL circuit cinemas in the main cities had shifted to cinemas closer to the village. The movie is screening in theatres in Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Mathugama, Mirigama, Pilimathalawa, Warakapola and theatres in


Nirosha in a scene from the movie

many more areas islandwide.

Speaking to the Daily News the director said that many have expressed their desire to see the creation. He stressed that such requests have geared the process of taking the movie to theatres in the rural areas.

Ekamath Eka Rateka which is based on French novelist Emile Zola's short story Pour Une Nuit d'Amour stars Gunatileke, Nirosha Perera, Roshan Ravindra, Chandani Seneviratne, Tony Ranasinghe, Damitha Abeyratne, Semini Iddamalgoda, Kumara Thirimadura, Lioni Kothalawala, Nilmini Buwaneka and Thanuja Dilhani in significant roles.

"Lots of reviews have been written about the movie. They indicate the drawbacks and strong points in my debut attempt. I am presently going through them so I would be able to amend my techniques and come up with better creations in the future," Gunatileke added with enthusiasm.

He also stressed that he hopes to seek local film journalists and hold discussions with them regarding the movie.

A seminar focusing on the movie will take place at the Mahaweli Center auditorium on August 25 at 3.30 p.m. Vice chancellor of the University of Kelaniya Professor Sarath Amunugama will chair the discussion. Professor Chandrasiri Palliyaguru and Professor Kusuma Karunaratne will speak. The event is organized by the Association Srilankise Des Anciens Etudiants En France.

RJ

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