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Author:  Tomoko Kawamoto [ Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:18 am ]
Post subject:  Museum of the Moving Image presents 'THE FORSAKEN LAND'

Dear Editor,

I am writing to inform you that the Museum of the Moving Image in New York will present the U.S. premiere engagement of the Sri Lankan film 'The Forsaken Land' from June 23 through July 2. Please consider posting an announcement of this news on The Lanka Library Forum. The film has already been hailed as a masterful work from a promising new filmmaker.

Details are included below.

Best regards,
Tomoko Kawamoto
Public Information Coordinator
Museum of the Moving Image
718-784-4520



Museum of the Moving Image presents:

'THE FORSAKEN LAND'
From Sri Lanka, a film by Vimukthi Jayasundara


U.S. Premiere Engagement from June 23-July 2, 2006

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Forsaken Land, which won the prestigious Camera d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, is the auspicious feature film debut of director Vimukthi Jayasundara. Set in Sri Lanka, The Forsaken Land (Sulanga enu Pinasa) is a mesmerizing, poetic film that
captures the disorienting quality of daily life during a never-
ending civil war. Composed of uncanny, startling set pieces
portraying death, sex, and waiting, the film conveys the
experiences of this uneasy truce through the eyes of one
household: Anura (Mahendra Perera), a soldier who mans a remote
checkpoint; his jaded, cheating wife; his unmarried sister; and
an idealistic young neighbor. (2005, France/Sri Lanka, 108 mins.,
35mm, New Yorker Films. In Sinhalese with English subtitles.)


Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, June 28 and 29, 1:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, June 30-July 2, 7:30 p.m.

"A moody, beautifully filmed first feature."-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"The Forsaken Land is unmistakably the work of someone in complete control of his material." --Gavin Smith, Film Comment

Tickets are $10 adults; $7.50 senior citizens and college students with ID; Free for Museum members. Museum of the Moving Image is located at 35 Avenue and 36 Street in Astoria. Trains: R, V (R, G on weekend) to Steinway Street, Queens. N, W to 36 Avenue. For more information visit www.movingimage.us or call 718-784-0077.

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