THE FORSAKEN LAND

SULANGA ENU PINISA

By Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA

MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL (MFI) - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SRI LANKA
    • Languages
    • SINHALE
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA
    • Writer(s)
    • Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Philippe AVRIL (Unlimited), Francisco VILLA-LOBOS (Les Films de l'Etranger), Pascal DIOT (Onoma)
    • Synopsis
    • Neither war nor peace, just the wind blowing
      God is absent, but still the sun rises
      Over a lonely home between two trees in a forsaken land
      A hand emerges from the water, begging for help
      A legendary woman searches for love
      A soldier kills a stranger, and is burdened by guilt
      Following twenty-plus years of civil war, a cease-fire treaty has been reached between the Sinhala government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In its attempt to ensure that the cease-fire isn’t breached, the Sri Lankan army’s presence is felt everyday, conveying the strange sense of a country suspended in a state of being simultaneously without war and without peace.
    • Partners & financing
    • An UNLIMITED (Philippe Avril), LES FILMS DE L’ÉTRANGER (Francisco Villa-Lobos), ONOMA (Pascal Diot), ARTE
      FRANCE CINÉMA (Michel Reilhac) co-production in association with FILM COUNCIL PRODUCTIONS (Chandana
      Aluthge, Sri Lanka) and LE FRESNOY (Studio national des arts contemporains) with the participation of DIGIMAGE,
      LES FILMS HATARI, LE FILMOIR, POLY-SON and supported by FONDS SUD CINÉMA (Ministry for Foreign Affairs and
      National Cinema Center - France), HUBERT BALS FUND (The Netherlands), PRINCE CLAUS FUND FOR CULTURE
      AND DEVELOPMENT (The Netherlands), RÉGION ALSACE (France), COMMUNAUTÉ URBAINE DE STRASBOURG