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20th Anniversary Screening

Tropical Malady

(Sud Pralad)

Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004, Thailand, Thai with English subtitles, 114 mins, Cert: 15

Tue 4 June // 20:00

Tickets: £5

Tropical Malady, the early masterpiece of Palme D’Or-winning Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Memoria; Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Keng, a soldier stationed in rural northern Thailand, begins a tentative courtship with a factory worker, Tong. Later, the film shapeshifts from a tender, naturalistic romance to an almost wordless metaphysical folktale, as we follow Keng on a hunt for the spirit of a tiger shaman, deep into the belly of the jungle.

Enigmatic and mercurial, the film has become known for its bold two-part structure. Winner of the 2004 Cannes Jury Prize, Tropical Malady is an essential piece of Asian queer cinema which explores the untameable mysteries of desire, sexuality and the more-than-human.