SoAH Film Night Series: Tropical Malady
19 October 2021
Battersea and Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Join us for a screening of Tropical Malady by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and an official selection of the New York Film Festival, Tropical Malady is the lyrical and mysterious film by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the most prominent young directors of the Thai New Wave. The film 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.