Between Two Worlds
With this movie Jayasundara continues the allegorical exploration of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war that he began with "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 tale moves between realism and ritual in scenes of stunning beauty.