MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER

(มะลิลา)

MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER
Asian Next Wave Competition

MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Thailand
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
TRT: 94m
Rating: R13

MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER

Pich and Shane are former lovers who reunite and rekindle their love, both coping with their own tragedies. Pich finds solace in creating intricate, ceremonial ornaments from folded banana leaves and white jasmine flowers, while Shane takes vows as a monk to heal from a loss. Reminiscent of fellow countryman and auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work, this gorgeously lyrical and seductive tapestry weaves Thai traditions and Buddhist philosophy to explore love, death, and healing with tenderness and nuance.

Director
Anucha Boonyawatana
Scriptwriter
Anucha Boonyawatana, Waasuthep Ketpetch
Director of Photography
Chaiyapruek Chalermpornpanich
Cast
Sukollawat Kanarot, Sumret Muengput, Anuchit Sapanpong
Awards
Silver Screen Award Best Director, Singapore International Film Festival 2017
Official Accounts
Director

Anucha Boonyawatana

Anucha Boonyawatana is a Thai filmmaker and the founder of G-Motif Production, one of the largest video production companies in Thailand. As a transgender director, Anucha’s films always focus on gender issues in Thai society. Anucha’s thesis film Down the River, a combination of Buddhist philosophy and Thai art and a love story of a gay couple, won the Young Thai Artist Award and has been shown at several film festivals. Anucha’s first feature film The Blue Hour was selected to be in Panorama section of the 2015 Berlinale. Malila is the director’s second feature.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/22 Mon
    1:30p Gateway Cineplex 7
  • 10/25 Thu
    9:00p UP Town Center Cinema 3 Q&A with Filmmaker
  • 10/28 Sun
    8:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.