12-year old Zaffan (Zafreen Zairizal) is going through the challenges of puberty. But there’s something unusual about the changes her body is experiencing. When the community around her discovers what’s happening, Zaffan is shunned and attacked, leaving her no choice but to accept what she is becoming. Amanda Nell Eu makes literal the horrors of adolescence, making potent body horror out of the often horrifying developments of a pubescent transformation.
Ang 12-anyos na si Zaffan (Zafreen Zairizal) ay nagdadalaga. Ngunit may kakaiba sa mga pagbabagong nararanasan ng kanyang katawan. Nang matuklasan ng komunidad sa paligid niya kung ano ang nangyayari, inatake nila si Zaffan, kaya kailangan niyang tanggapin kung ano na siya. Ginawa ni Amanda Nell Eu na literal ang mga kakila-kilabot na karanasan ng pagdadalaga. Ginagawa niyang body horror ang mga pag minsan ay katakot-takot na pagbabago na natutuklasan sa isang katawang namumulaklak.
Amanda graduated from the London Film School. Her short film It’s Easier to Raise Cattle premiered in competition at the Venice International Film Festival and received a Special Mention at the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand. Amanda is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus and Locarno Filmmakers Academy. In her work, she explores the female body and identity within the cultural context of Southeast Asia. Tiger Stripes is her debut feature film.