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Machan Machan
Director: Uberto Pasolini

2008, 35mm, colour, 110'
Vers: Sinhala, English
Sub: Eng

Italia nel Cinema Award Winner

The director manages, in an intense and amusing way, to tell a story of immigration without stereotypes or falling into easy clichés. It makes one reflect on the theme the change in identity as a result of emigration. The whole story is told with great acumen and irony.

A group of desperate slum dwellers, living on the margins of society under impossible pressures, find an invitation to a handball tournament in Bavaria to be the answer to their prayers, a one way ticket to the West and the wealth that will solve all their problems.

Screenplay: Ruwanthie de Chickera, Uberto Pasolini
Cinematography: Stefano Falivene
Editing: Masahiro Hirakubo
Music: Stephen Warbeck, Lakshman Joseph de Saram
Cast: Dharmapriya Dias, Gihan de Chickera, Dharshan Dharmaraj, Namal Jayasinghe, Sujeewa Priyalal, Dayadewa Edirisinghe

Prizes and selections:
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2008 (Premio EUROPA CINEMA LABEL - Giornate degli Autori; Premio FEDIC - Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub)

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Babelsberg Film GMBH (Postdam)
in association with Shakthi Film (Colombo)

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