Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Forsaken Land

Castro Theater

The Forsaken Land reveals its secrets gradually shot by shot with painterly stylized compositions reflecting the disorientation and desolation of un-ending civil war. Set near a desolate military camp on the wind swept coast of Sri Lanka, the film unfolds in a sort of no man’s land criss-crossed by tanks and military trucks carrying soldiers. Two men work as guards, who are alternately bored and oblivious, or humiliated by those who have more power than they do. For full description, see www.thirdi.org/festival