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Sri Lanka / France, 2009 (MIFF 2010, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Vimukthi Jayasundara

“The forces of history, of the past, the forces of nature… the forces of cinema, all come to a clash and to explode.” - filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara

Rajith falls from the sky to find himself in dangerous territory: a land gripped by an endless cycle of riots, fighting and death. Dodging bullets from unknown assailants and evading indiscriminate brutality, he undertakes a journey across the land. He's caught in limbo - a war rages around him, but he's neither part of it nor safe from it.

A jagged collection of moments knit together to depict a Sri Lanka torn apart by strife and violence, in this breathtaking, impressionistic tapestry from filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara (The Forsaken Land).

“[A] densely poetic work of great formal beauty.” - Screen International

D/S Vimukthi Jayasundara P Michel Klein, Philippe Avril, Michel Reilhac, Anura Silva, Chandan Aluthge WS Memento Films L Sinhala w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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