Lester James Peries

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Lester James Peries

Lester James Peries

Selective Filmography:

1956: Line of Destiny
1965: Changes in the Village
1966: The Yellow Robe
1970: The Treasure
1980: The Village in the jungle
1982: The Age of Kali
1983: End of an Era
2002: Mansion by the Lake
2006: Elegy for a mother

Selection:

2017, 2011

Lester James Peries

Lester James Peries was born in 1919 in Colombo (Sri Lanka). He attends a catholic school, before dropping out to pursue a career in journalism in 1938. He writes drama plays and movie reviews. From 1946 to 1952, he lives in Lindon. On returning to Ceylon in 1952, he joined the Government Film Unit, before shooting his first feature The Line of Destiny in 1955, which will enter the Cannes Film festival Official Competition in 1957. He directed 19 long features in 50 years of career.

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