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Tropical Malady


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances this screening has been canceled. It has been rescheduled to July 14.

Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 2004, 118 mins. 35mm print courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archives. In Thai with English subtitles. With Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom. “Blissfully beyond categorization, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s breathtaking Tropical Malady is a sui generis romance told in two parts: a gentle courtship between two men that transforms into a mind-altering tale of a soldier stalked by a shaman in the form of a tiger. Mysterious on just about every level possible, Apichatpong explores the complicated nuances of desire through this magical and haunting parable, where playful evasiveness eventually gives way to total surrender. Come for the love story, stay for the talking monkey.”—Michael Palmieri

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above).  (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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