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Lester James Peries est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Ecrivain, Producteur et Monteur né le 5 avril 1919 à Mount Lavinia (Sri Lanka)

Lester James Peries

Lester James Peries
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Naissance 5 avril 1919 à Mount Lavinia (Sri Lanka)
Mort 29 avril 2018 (à 99 ans)

Lester James Peries est un réalisateur, scénariste, producteur et monteur srilankais, né le 5 avril 1919 à Dehiwala et mort le 29 avril 2018 à Colombo.

Biographie

Lester James Peries est la figure majeure (et presque la seule) du cinéma srilankais au XX siècle.

Il a notamment porté à l'écran plusieurs œuvres de son compatriote, le romancier Martin Wickramasinghe.

Le plus souvent avec

Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Lester James Peries (19 films)

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Acteur

Celluloid Man, 2h30
Réalisé par Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Genres Biographie, Documentaire
Thèmes Documentaire sur le monde des affaires, Documentaire sur le cinéma
Acteurs Krzysztof Zanussi, Lester James Peries, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Gulzar, Naseeruddin Shah
Rôle Lui-même
Note76% 3.8349553.8349553.8349553.8349553.834955
P. K. Nair’s fascination with cinema began as a child and he watched his first few films lying on the white sand floor of a cinema in Trivandrum. He was a collector even then - collecting ticket stubs, lobby cards, even weighing machine tickets sporting pictures of the stars of the day. He grew up to be a great collector of films.

Réalisateur

Kaliyugaya
Kaliyugaya (1982)
, 1h25
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame
Acteurs Henry Jayasena
Note71% 3.5944153.5944153.5944153.5944153.594415
Piyal (Henry Jayasena) and Nanda (Punya Heendeniya) from Gamperaliya have now aged, and their children have left them. Priya reminisces on her life after her son sends her a letter from London accusing her and her husband of various faults.
Yuganthaya
Yuganthaya (1982)
, 2h10
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Acteurs Gamini Fonseka
Note65% 3.2971853.2971853.2971853.2971853.297185
Simon Kabilana (Gamini Fonseka) is a powerful ruthless capitalist who uses terror to keep his workers under control and yield high production quotas. His son Malin (Richard De Zoysa) is the complete opposite, coming back from England idolizing Marx and Lenin, causing them to clash. Malin eventually gives up his fortunes in his father's company and works toward a confrontation with his father.
Baddegama
Baddegama (1980)

Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame
Acteurs Joe Abeywickrama, Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Tony Ranasinghe, Henry Jayasena
Note71% 3.578193.578193.578193.578193.57819
The lives of a poor family in a small village called Beddagama (literally, "The village in the jungle") as they struggle to survive the challenges presented by poverty, disease, superstition, the unsympathetic colonial system, and the jungle itself. The head of the family is a hunter named Silindu, who has two daughters named Punchi Menika and Hinnihami. After being manipulated by the village authorities and a debt collector, Silindu is put on trial for murder
White Flowers for the Dead, 1h30
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Acteurs Tony Ranasinghe, Vasanthi Chathurani

Sarath (Tony Ranasinghe) domineers over his timid wife Vineetha (Sriyani Amarasena). When she is to have a Caesarean delivery of their baby, Sarth refuses to be present even though he himself is a doctor. She dies during surgery and Sarath is forced to live with the spectre of his wife hanging over him.
Madol Duwa
Madol Duwa (1976)
, 1h32
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Acteurs Joe Abeywickrama
Note78% 3.911713.911713.911713.911713.91171
Young Upali Giniwella (Ajith Jinadasa) is resentful of his new stepmother (Somalatha Subasinghe) and lashes out by committing harmless acts of mischief around the village. For this Upali is sent to a boarding school where he bonds with the headmaster (Joe Abeywickrema). He once again gets into trouble however and is returned home when a new headmaster installed.
The God King, 1h39
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame, Historique
Acteurs Leigh Lawson, Oliver Tobias, Ravindra Randeniya
Note70% 3.5440153.5440153.5440153.5440153.544015
King Kasyapa (Leigh Lawson) is the son of King Dhatusena (Geoffrey Russell). Kasyapa murdered his father by walling him alive and then usurping the throne which rightfully belonged to his brother Mogallana (Ravindra Randeniya), Dhatusena's son by the true queen. Mogallana fled to India to escape being assassinated by Kasyapa but vowed revenge. In India he raised an army with the intention of returning and retaking the throne of Sri Lanka which was rightfully his. Knowing the inevitable return of Mogallana, Kasyapa is said to have built his palace on the summit of Sigiriya as a fortress and pleasure palace.
Le Trésor
Le Trésor (1973)

Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame, Thriller
Acteurs Gamini Fonseka, Wijeratne Warakagoda
Note75% 3.798643.798643.798643.798643.79864
A man known as Willy Abenayake (Gamini Fonseka) who belongs to a wealthy family in a village in Sri Lanka, is interested in superstitious things. One day he finds an old Ola Leaf manuscript, which states the where-abouts of a treasure in a rock cave that belongs to an ancient king. However, according to the manuscript, he has to sacrifice the life of a virgin woman who has four black birth marks in her neck, in order to gain access to the treasure.
Desa Nisa
Desa Nisa (1972)
, 1h37
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Acteurs Joe Abeywickrama, Ravindra Randeniya

Nirudaka (Joe Abeywickrema) is an ugly man who is only loved by his mother (Denawaka Hamine) and taunted by others. He falls in love with blind Sundari (Sriyani Amarasena) and they get married.
Akkara Paha, 2h8
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka

Sena (Milton Jayawardena) of weak character is sent to a boarding school at a well-to-do city university by his family who mortgage everything they own to pay for his education. Their future well-being is thus in the hands of Sena. Sena however succumbs to the temptations of city life and fails in his venture.
Golu hadawatha
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Note76% 3.8149153.8149153.8149153.8149153.814915
Damayanthi Kariyawasam (Dhammi) (Anula Karunathilake) is a mischievous school girl. Sugath Weerasekara (Wickrema Bogoda) is a shy and introverted boy who is new to Dhammi's school. He is quiet and gifted at schoolwork. Dhammi is immediately attracted to him and they become friends. The friendship eventually develops into a special relationship.
Ran Salu
Ran Salu (1967)
, 1h46
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Acteurs Tony Ranasinghe

Cyril (Tony Ranasinghe) is dissatisfied with his introverted fiancee Sujatha (Punya Heendeniya). He starts a relationship with the more out-going Sarojini (Anula Karunatilleke) and gets her pregnant. Sujatha meanwhile is fascinated by a wandering Buddhist monk.
Devolak Athara, 1h43
Réalisé par Lester James Peries
Origine Sri Lanka
Genres Drame
Acteurs Tony Ranasinghe, Iranganie Roxanna Serasinghe
Note63% 3.1721353.1721353.1721353.1721353.172135
At the onset of the film, Nissanka (Tony Ranasinghe) is engaged to marry Shiranee (Jeevarani Kurukulasuriya), a woman of the same social class.