Born in 1977 in Sri Lanka, Vimukthi Jayasundara studied at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, in France. His directorial debut, The Forsaken Land won the Caméra d’Or Prize at the Cannes Festival in 2005. Between Two Worlds, his second film, was selected for the International Competition at the Venice International Film Festival in 2009, while Mushrooms was screened in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes in 2011. His latest directorial venture Dark in the White Light saw its world premiere in the International competition section at the Locarno International Film festival in 2015. He was directing mentor at Busan Asian Film academy in 2016 and Dean of Colombo Film and Television Academy in Sri Lanka.