Tropical Malady (2004)
Tropical Malady (2004)
Tropical Malady (2004)

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Tropical Malady

Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Thailand | 2004 | Unclassified (15+)

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

Format: Colour, 35mm
Language: Thai with English subtitles
Source: UCLA Film and Television Archive
Duration: 118 mins


Wed 7 Jul 2021


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118 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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