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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Director Vimukthy Jayasundara interview re: The Forsaken Land

From June '06, at American Buddhist Net. Here is a segment:

"The film seems to waver between a comment on the human condition in general and on the condition of war. What do you think is the relation between the two?

Any war film, when you call it such - and we have seen thousands of war films coming from Hollywood or other parts of the world - is generally called an "action" film, as you know. But in my experience, war in Sri Lanka or elsewhere, there is not that kind of "action" in the war. So the war in action films is completely fabricated, fictionalized by the filmmakers. None of us experience the real war and the real results of the war in that way. So I thought of putting it a different way, by completely removing the subject called "action" from the film, but of course keeping the action that is there in day-to-day life, normal people, how they behave, how they act in normal life."

Read the rest of the interview here.

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And here is Manohla Dargis's review of the movie.

Not sure if Land is on DVD yet.

- Sujewa

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