Film Introduction: A Song of Ceylon by Dr Marc Glöde

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Film Introduction: A Song of Ceylon by Dr Marc Glöde

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A Song of Ceylon, Laleen Jayamanne, 1985 16mm film, colour, sound, 51 min Rating: PG13 (This film contains mature content and some nudity)

This film is an intense study of the body, gender and the multiple aspects of colonialism. It addresses theatrical conventions by recreating classic film stills and presenting the body in striking tableaux. A remarkable film on which Trinh T Minh-Ha, in Discourse (1989), commented: “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…”.

Laleen Jayamanne (Sri Lanka/Australia) is a filmmaker and Professor of Cinema Studies at the Power Department of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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English

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Film Introduction: A Song of Ceylon by Dr Marc Glöde

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487137932

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“Film Introduction: A Song of Ceylon by Dr Marc Glöde,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3107.