Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka earns best picture nomination

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013:

Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka (With You, Without You) which so far won five international awards including best picture in France and Italy, has earned its latest nomination for Best Picture at 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Australia, to its growing number of global accolades.
* Won five international awards
* Best picture in France and Italy
* Directed by Prasanna Vithanage
* T o be screened on December 1 in
   Brisbane, Australia

The film will be screened on December 1 in Brisbane at the Australian Cinematheque Gallery of Modern Arts. Director Prasanna Vithanage's 2009 film Akasa Kusum (Flowers of the Sky) will also be screened on the same day celebrating the golden jubilee of lead actress Malini Fonseka's acting career. She was previously nominated for Best Actress in 2009 at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her performance in Akasa Kusum .

Six nominations in the Best Picture category at APSA include internationally acclaimed critical darlings such as 'Like Father, Like Son' (Japan), 'Omar' (Palestine), 'The Past' (France/Italy), 'Television' (Bangladesh) and 'The Turning' (Australia).

Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka is a bilingual film (Sinhala/Tamil) which stars Shyam Fernando, Indian actress Anjali Patil, Wasantha Moragoda and Maheshwari Ratnam.

M D Mahindapala (Cinematographer), A Sreekar Prasad (Editor), Lakshman Joseph De Saram (Music Composer), Tapas Nayak (Sound Designer) and Rob Nevis (Production Designer) have contributed to Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka.

Daminda D Madawala is the Assistant Director and Ebert Wijesinghe handled the make-up. Kalpana Ariyawansa and Vindana Ariyawansa contributed as Line Producers.

A co-production between India and Sri Lanka, Lasantha Nawarathna and Mohamed Adamaly produced Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka . Rahul Roy, Iranthi Abeysinghe, Sunil Fonseka and Nadira Adamaly joined as the Executive Producers.