Thursday, June 23, 2005

Tropical Malady

This has to be the most unusual and original movie I have run across in a long time. It's coming out the same week with War of the Worlds. It will be in limited release.

It is written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and stars: Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom, Sirivech Jareonchon, and Udom Promma.

The Story: Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and an official selection of the New York Film Festival, "Tropical Malady" is the lyrical and mysterious new film by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Blissfully Yours"), one of the most prominent young directors of the Thai New Wave. "Tropical Malady" chronicles the mystical love affair between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces, soon to be disrupted by the boy's sudden disappearance. Local legends claim the boy was transformed into a mythic wild beast, and the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him.

You've got to give it one thing, this film has balls! I'm very curious to see how this story was crafted into a movie.

Release Date: June 29th, 2005


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