Malila: The Farewell Flower

Dir: Anucha Boonyawatana
Cast: Sukollawat Kanarot, Anuchit Sapanpong, Sumret Muengput
96mins   2018   Thailand   15   Thai    Subtitled   

Part of the Queer East Film Festival 2022 at Depot

Pich has a terminal illness and finds peace in making Bai Sri, a Thai floral ornament used in traditional rituals. When he reconnects with his former lover Shane, together the pair must try to heal the wounds of their past.

Touching performances and vivid cinematography characterise director Anucha Boonyawatana's mesmerising second feature, a hypnotic contemplation of desire and loss.

'A film dedicated to the simultaneous beauty and cruelty of impermanence' - Guy Lodge, Variety


Sun 23 October