‘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
This may be one of the most rapturously original, mysteriously beautiful love stories ever told — Baboon-language skills optional.
– Scott Foundas, Los Angeles Weekly
World cinema’s premier maker of mysterious objects, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is on a one-man mission to change the way we watch movies.
– Dennis Lim, Village Voice
If you enjoy intelligent, challenging filmmaking, Tropical Malady is for you.
– V.A. Musetto, New York Post
Charles de Meaux
Country of Origin: Thailand / France
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Running Time: 118 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In Thai with English Subtitles