Film Series : Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Spirit and Enigma

Tropical Malady

Sud pralad / สัตว์ประหลาด

2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 118 min. With Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee.

Show Times

  • 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)

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