Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Run Time: 114 min. Release Year: 2004 Language: Thai
Starring: Banlop Lomnoi, Huey Deesom, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Siriwej Jareornchon, Udom Promma
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and an official selection of the New York Film Festival, TROPICAL MALADY is the lyrical and mysterious new film by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Blissfully Yours), one of the most prominent young directors of the Thai New Wave. TROPICAL MALADY chronicles the mystical love affair between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces, soon to be disrupted by the boy’s sudden disappearance. Local legends claim the boy was transformed into a mythic wild beast, and the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him.
“Tropical Malady is the work of a visionary fabulist.” – Los Angeles Times