Weerasethakul’s visionary follow-up to Blissfully Yours is one of the most remarkable and memorable films of the 2000s, firmly positioning him as one of the key auteurs of contemporary cinema.
The flirtatious relationship between a soldier and another man transitions into a poetic, symbolic, experiential and ghostly journey in pursuit of a seemingly shapeshifting tiger. The extraordinary use of chiaroscuro lighting transforms the Thai jungle into a definitively cinematic world that can only be experienced on the big screen.
35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive
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