FLMTQ Release 43 - The Forsaken Land

FLMTQ Release 43 - The Forsaken Land

Two soldiers rotate between shifts guarding an empty, barren landscape.  While Anura is a family-man, and Piyarsiri a much older alcoholic, both their faces communicate a distant, weary sadness ostensibly formed in the absence of meaning in their duty.

An evocative, stylistically-accomplished portrait of the ennui of war-torn Sri Lanka, Vimukthi Jayasundara's feature film debut, The Forsaken Land won the Prince Claus Fund Film Grant at Rotterdam and premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, where it won the Camera d'Or for best debut film.

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FLMTQ Release 43 - The Forsaken Land
  • The Forsaken Land

    Two soldiers rotate between shifts guarding an empty, barren landscape.  While Anura is a family-man, and Piyarsiri a much older alcoholic, both their faces communicate a distant, weary sadness ostensibly formed in the absence of meaning in their duty.

    An evocative, stylistically-accomplished...