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Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken Land) Reviews

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August 31, 2008
The auspicious directorial debut of Sri Lanka filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 31, 2006
A stark, lyrical and affecting portrait of war's aftermath as seen from the edges of the old conflict.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2006
At the final credits, you don't really know much more about these folks than you did at the opening credits. But you've done a good deed for your eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2006
Some films offer up their mysteries openly; others, like this quietly affecting Sri Lankan film, keep their secrets close, revealing them gradually shot by shot, scene by scene.
June 20, 2006
The 27-year-old filmmaker's command of film language is evident and his evocation of postwar trauma is haunting.
March 10, 2006
With little dialogue and long takes depicting Sri Lanka's desolate landscape and even more desolate people, The Forsaken Land comes close to being unbearable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 18, 2006
Demoralized characters stuck in a war-torn no-man's land drift from weariness to despair, trying audience patience somewhere along the way.
September 26, 2005
The narrative is so scant that watching the film's weather is the chief pleasure.
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