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SATURDAY 5 MAY 10.00AM
THE TREASURE / NIDHANAYA
Dir: Lester James PERIES | Sri Lanka | English subtitles | 1970 | 110 mins | UC18+
Main Theatre

Sri Lankan cinema’s still livingcinema legend, Lester James Peries commenced making films in the 1950s, regularly premiered at the major European festivals and made the first Sri Lankan film to get an Oscar nomination. Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1972 Venice film festival, The Treasure is his most acclaimed work, frequently topping best Sri Lankan films of all time polls. “My most controversial film… holds a strong social and political value in denouncing the system. The character is trapped between two cultures: the Western/British one and his culture of origin…” (Lester James Peries).

Introduction by Adrienne McKibbins. Restored in 2013 by the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at Cineteca di Bologna/L'immagine ritrovata laboratory. In association with Lester James and Sumitra Peries, the National Film Archive of India and the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka, Cinemas Ltd. Additional restoration elements provided by Degeto Films. Restoration funding provided by Doha Film Institute.




Join us for a celebration of screen heritage and preservation, with a showcase of recently restored and archival films.

Over five days, Cinema Reborn, presented in partnership with AFTRS, will screen 16 feature films to shine a light on the long history of the art of cinema and film restoration and the treasures that exist in the world's film archives.

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