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Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tropical Malady, 2004

ICA Cinematheque: Tropical Malady

16 May 2013

A rare screening in 35 mm of the mystical and fantastic Tropical Malady, originally released in the UK by ICA Films.

This fantastical two-part folk tale seems at first to be a straightforward love story: young soldier Keng and villager Tong fall for one another in the jungle paradise of north-eastern Thailand, their feelings intensified by the lush natural world that surrounds them. When Tong is suddenly spirited away, Keng sets out to search for his boyfriend through a surreal nocturnal landscape occupied by a mythical, shape-shifting beast, a quest that gives him a glimpse into a world transformed by love, longing and memory.

Tropical Malady, dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2004, 120 mins

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