Demons in Paradise 18+
How did our hopes get turned into such cruelty?
For the first time, a Tamil filmmaker living in Sri Lanka views the civil war from the inside. In 1983, Sri Lanka was torn apart by riots targeting the Tamil minority and a war started that was to last 30 thirty years and leave indelible scars on the country. As a young child, Jude Ratnam fled to the Tamil strongholds in the north. But even here there was no sanctuary to be found as the Tamil rebellion descended into deadly in-fighting between the Tigers and other factions. Now the return of Ratnam’s ex-guerrilla uncle from overseas exile provides the occasion for a re-opening of these old wounds and an impassioned consideration of what went wrong.
Director Jude Ratnam | Screenwriter Isabelle Marina, Jude Ratnam | Producer Julie Paratian | Composer Rajkumar Dharshan | Editor Jeanne Oberson | Cinematographer Chinthaka Somakeerthi, Mahinda Abeysinghe | Sound: Wickrama Seneviranthe, H.M Indika Sisira Kumara, Benoît Gargonne, Color: Steven Le Guellec
Jude Ratnam was born in 1978 in Colombo. He has been active in the National Christian Council working on human rights issues. Demons in Paradise is his debut feature.