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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / Malila:The Farewell Flower 


Malila:The Farewell Flower 

DIRECTOR : Anucha Boonyawatana
COUNTRY : Thailand
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 96min

Nu Metro 2, 14 Oct @ 12pm  | SK Nouveau 4, 19 Oct @ 5pm


A visual poetry of life of a couple combined with a traditional Thai Bai Sri art and Buddhist philosophy. Pitch and Shane, who once were lovers, are trying to heal the pain of their contemporary lives by reviving their old romance through the fabricating of the traditional Thai ornament which is made of leaves and flowers and symbolizes love and virtue. When Shane finds out that Pich is dying, he decides to be a monk forever.


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Born in Nakhon Phanom, north-eastern Province of Thailand, in 1981. Anucha Boonyawatana is the Thai independent film director and founder of G-Motif Production, one of the largest video production companies in Thailand. Anucha’s final academic year film “Down The River”, combination of Buddhist philosophy and Thai art and a love story of a gay couple, won Young Thai Artist Award and has been shown at several film festivals. Anucha collaborated with TUC, Thai-American Public Health Agency (under the US government) and UNESCO to direct the online movie “Love Audition1,2” aim to promote health and relationships among Thai gay teenagers. In 2012, her short film “Erotic Fragments No.1,2,3” was screened in competition in Berlinale Shorts at Berlin International Film Festival. Anucha’s first feature film “The Blue Hour” is selected to be in Panorama section of Berlin International Film Festival 2015. Malila is the director’s second feature film.