Sud pralad / สัตว์ประหลาด
2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 118 min. With Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee.
- Fri, Oct 27th 8:00pm
- Mon, Oct 30th 8:00pm
“A spellbinding, beautiful, enigmatic film.” — Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicago Reader
Weerasethakul has become one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the past decade, known for his challenging of traditional narrative forms in favor of open-ended structures that evoke both modernist experiments and folklore. TROPICAL MALADY is divided into two parts that have a suggestively mysterious relationship to each other. The first part depicts a tentative romance between a soldier and a country boy; in the second part, a soldier (the same one?) plunges into a jungle haunted by such creatures as a ghost tiger and a talking baboon. Winner of the Jury Prize, 2004 Cannes International Film Festival. In Thai with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)