Gimhanaye Netra / The Eyes of Summer

Rental Format(s): Digital File / Digital File - DCP

In a small and remote hamlet, a young girl develops a curious friendship with a spirit who lives in an abandoned house. This film was shot in my mother's village in Southern Sri Lanka--shortly after the civil war in 2010. Collaboratively developed with members of my family there, a narrative was improvised around an investigation into my mother's interactions with spirits in the community during her childhood. Landing somewhere between horror fiction and "spectral" ethnography, the film describes a population reeling from devastations of the past, where distinctions between the living and the dead are thinning.

Production format: HD video

2020: "Tios Award for Best International Film" - 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival

2020: 49th New Directors/New Films presented by Film Society of Lincoln Center & MoMA
2020: 6th San Diego Underground Film Festival
2020: 27th Chicago Underground Film Festival
2020: 5th Cámara Lúcida
2020: 15th Tacoma Film Festival
2020: 23rd Antimatter [Media Art]
2020: 49th Festival du nouveau cinema
2020: 16th Camden International Film Festival
2020: 18th Tirana International Film Festival
2020: 22nd Guanajuato International Film Festival
2020: 1st Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine
2020: 25th Split Film Festival
2020: 17th EXiS Film Festival
2020: 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival
2020: 3rd Cosmic Rays
2020: 26th Slamdance Film Festival
2020: 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Ammodo Tiger Short Competition)

Projection note: Please mask the film when projected, if possible, as it will be letterboxed in the digital file.

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Digital File - DCP $60.00  

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