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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

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This Week's Film: The Forsaken Land
Cuisine: Sri Lankan

From all the commentary on this film, it seems that its plot and meaning are equally enigmatic, and that the visual aesthetics take center stage. The story centers around a Sri Lankan couple, their daughter, and an aunt, trying to make the best of their lives amid the ongoing political clash between the standing government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

All the players and production crew in are relative newcomers to the cinematic stage, but that was no impediment to The Forsaken Land winning the Best First Film Award at Cannes in 2005. Can’t wait to watch, and I have an enticing curry fish dish on the menu to go with it.

My film review will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Sri Lankan Fish Curry recipe.

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