Tropical Malady, May 9

Next Philm Club screening:

Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady, 2004, Thailand)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

125 minutes

in Thai with English subtitles

Imagine

One of Thailand’s leading experimental filmmakers, Apichatpong Weerasethakul directed this ambitious examination of fear and desire. Keng (Banlop Lomnoi) is a soldier who has been assigned duty as a forest ranger in the woodlands of the country. While on duty, he meets a young man named Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee); Keng becomes deeply infatuated with Tong, but while Tong is friendly with Keng, he is obviously unwilling to respond to his romantic overtures. As Keng deals with his disappointment, he learns that a number of animals and villagers have fallen victim to a vicious predator who may be a tiger or a shape-shifting shaman. (rottentomatoes)

Trailer here.

Friday, May 9th, 18:00

Zrinyi 14, room 412

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