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  • Between Two Worlds

    2009. Sri Lanka/France. Vimukthi Jayasundara. 85 min.

Saturday, November 27, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Between Two Worlds

    2009. Sri Lanka/France. Written and directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara. With Thusitha Laknath, Kaushalya Fernando, Huang Lu. With his second feature, Jayasundara boldly continues the allegorical exploration of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war that he began with his Caméra d’Or–winning The Forsaken Land. A man who apparently fell from the sky picks up a young woman and flees with her from a burning city into the countryside. From there, his travels through a mythic landscape full of astonishing sights and people become exceedingly menacing—and fraught with symbolic meaning. The tableau-like, episodic tale moves confidently between realism and ritual in scenes of stunning beauty: for example, a gorgeous musical number with strapping farm workers, a scene that wouldn’t be out of place in a Soviet agitprop film. Print courtesy Memento Films. In Sinhalese; English subtitles. 85 min.

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