Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Few More From "The Forsaken Land"

Vimukthi Jayasundara, 2006.

This may be the only Sri Lankan film I've seen.  Elliptically edited and nearly silent, "The Forsaken Land" brings to mind Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang, of whom I'm a great fan,  or even Lucretia Martel's excellent "La Cienaga".  Jayasundara's quiet assurance with his material promises exciting things for the future.

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