Northwest Film Forum, October 5th, Saturday, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Film: Soundless Dance


Siva, a young Tamil refugee from Sri Lanka, lives in France, tormented by the bitterness of exile and a sense of alienation in a foreign country. Meanwhile, his homeland is in the middle of civil war in 2009; as the conflict enters its most violent phase, Siva gradually loses contact with the real world…


Pradeepan Raveendran | 89min | 2019 | France

Filmmaker: Pradeepan Raveendran

Pradeepan Raveendran was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1981. He is a self-taught filmmaker. He has been living in Paris, France since 2004, as a political refugee. His first short film A Mango Tree in the Front Yard was an official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and subsequently was nominated for a Golden Bear. His second short film Shadows of Silence premiered at Director’s Fortnight, during the Cannes International Film Festival in 2010. Both films were screened at many film festivals including Rotterdam and Locarno. He is also a participant of Berlinale Talents 2014. He co-founded the ‘Exil Image’ in 2008. The above films are produced through this production.