Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Nov 2010
In advance of Weerasethakul’s Cannes Palm D’Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives showing here, we bring you another chance to catch up with his first film to be released in the UK –the equally mystical and fantastic Tropical Malady originally released 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.
Dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2004, 120 mins