Sulanga Enu Pinisa / La terre abandonnee / The Forsaken Land (2005) DVD9
Following 20-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.
In a far corner of this war-torn no-man's-land, serviceman Anura (Mahendra Perera) shares a small home with his wife Lata (Nilupili Jayawardena) and his unmarried sister, Soma (Kaushalya Fernando). Anura works by day as a guardsman, sharing his post and rifle with Piyasiri (Hemasiri Liyanage), an older man who takes the night shift. On one fateful day, when the army delivers early morning, life-altering orders to Anura, Lata's frustration will mount, and Soma will retrace the tragic consequences of Piyasiri's painful past, as told to her in the guise of a little girl's fairy tale.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:47:55 | 7.48 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Sinhalese
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Vimukthi Jayasundara
Cast: Kaushalaya Fernando, Nilupili Jayawardena, Hemasiri Liyanage, Saumya Liyanage, Pumudika Sapurni Peiris
Country: France, Sri Lanka

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