Tuesday 25 September 2018 to Tuesday 16 October 2018
British Council Colombo Library

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our cultural relations work. Get an insight to the series of inspiring movies which we will be screening during the month of Inclusion.

Age: 13 years above
Entrance:  Free

Me Before You - Young and quirky Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

Ray - Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.

What’s eating Gilbert Grape - Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother (Darlene Cates), who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen), Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky (Juliette Lewis).

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him.

Event Date/s and Times

Movie title



Me before you

Tuesday 25 September 2018

06.00 p.m.


Tuesday 02 October 2018

06.00 p.m.

What’s eating Gilbert Grape

Tuesday 09 October 2018

06.00 p.m.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Tuesday 16 October 2018

06.00 p.m.

*Popcorn will be provided


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