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A Song of Ceylon – dir. Laleen Jayamanne

A Song of Ceylon, Sydney Film Festival #SydFilmFest Feminism & Film Sun 18 June 2017 @ 10.30am AGNSW http://bit.ly/SongOfCeylon_SFF Jayamanne, Laleen. (Director), Weary, Geoffrey (Film editor), Parr, Adrienne. (Producer), Finnane, Gabrielle. (Photographer), Australian Film Commission. Creative Development Branch – The narcissistic, masochistic, hysterical body in exquisite tableaux. A formally rigorous, visually lush study of gender and possession, referencing a classic British film. Australia | 1985 | 51 mins | In English and Sinhala with English subtitles.

“A formally rigorous, visually stunning study of colonialism, gender and the body. The title echoes the classic British documentary and evokes a country erased from the world map. The soundtrack enacts a Sri Lankan anthropological text observing a woman’s ritual exorcism. Visually, the film brings together theatrical conventions and recreations of classic film stills, presenting the body in striking tableaux. This remarkable film is a provocative treatise on hybridity, hysteria and performance.” WMM Women Make Movies

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Film still: Juan Davila

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Fim Poster: A Song of Ceylon

“The anthropological text is performed both like a musical score and a theatrical ritual….The film engages the viewer in the cinematic body as spectacle…”
Trinh T. Minh-ha

Interview with director Layleen Jayamanne in Senses of Cinema

Hysteria and the hybrid body in Laleen Jayamanne’s a song of Ceylon
Priyadarshini Vigneswaran, online: 18 May 2009

C. Berry, A. Nicholson & L. Jayamanne, The Filmmaker and the Prostitute: Dennis O’Rourke’s The Good Woman of Bangkok, Power Publications, Sydney, 1997

Barrett Hodsdon, Straight Roads And Crossed Line; The Quest For Film Culture In Australia, A Bernt Porridge Group Book: Western Australia, 2001C. Berry, A. Nicholson &

L. Jayamanne, The Filmmaker and the Prostitute: Dennis O’Rourke’s The Good Woman of Bangkok, Power Publications, Sydney, 1997

Barrett Hodsdon, Straight Roads And Crossed Line; The Quest For Film Culture In Australia, A Bernt Porridge Group Book: Western Australia, 2001

OBJECT Magazine: Australian Design Centre: articles by Tatiana Pentes

OBJECT Magazine: published by the Australian Design Centre
http://www.object.com.au/object-magazine/current-issue/

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Tatiana Pentes, Project: Object a jewellery/object installation, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2 1997

Tatiana Pentes, Project: Object a jewellery/object installation, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2 1997

 

Tatiana Pentes, Goddess, (contemporary ceramics), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2 1995
Tatiana Pentes, The Body in Pain, (jewellery/textiles/performance),OBJECT Magazine, Issue 1 1995

Tatiana Pentes, The Body in Pain, (jewellery/textiles/performance),OBJECT Magazine, Issue 1 1995

 

 

Tatiana Pentes, s Tension and Allure, Program: Mentorship Object Studios, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 4, 1999
Tatiana Pentes, Tension and Allure, Program: Mentorship Object Studios, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 4, 1999

Tatiana Pentes, Tension and Allure, Program: Mentorship Object Studios, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 4, 1999

 

 

Tatiana Pentes, Goddess, (contemporary ceramics), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2 1995
Tatiana Pentes, Goddess, (contemporary ceramics), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2 1995

Tatiana Pentes, Goddess, (contemporary ceramics), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2 1995

 

 

Tatiana Pentes, Designing the Future, (EcoDesign), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2, 1994
Tatiana Pentes, Designing the Future, (EcoDesign), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2, 1994

Tatiana Pentes, Designing the Future, (EcoDesign), OBJECT Magazine, Issue 2, 1994

 

 

Tatiana Pentes, The Devil Gets All the Tunes Wrong, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 1, 1994
Tatiana Pentes, The Devil Gets All the Tunes Wrong, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 1, 1994

Tatiana Pentes, The Devil Gets All the Tunes Wrong, OBJECT Magazine, Issue 1, 1994