MALILA – THE FAREWELL FLOWER
2017/DCP/Thailand/98 mins/16:9/Dolby Digital 5.1 /A G Village Co-Creation Hub Production
A Film by Anucha Boonyawatana
Shane and Pich had intimate relationship. At one point, they break up and continue living their own lives. Shane gets married with a woman. He has a daughter but she dies tragically.
Pich moves to Bangkok and becomes a floral arranger. He suddenly learns that he has terminal cancer. To heal himself spiritually, Pitch dedicates the time in making Bai Sri, traditional Thai ornament made of banana leaves and flowers used in Thai ceremony.
Pitch returns to his hometown. He meets Shane again. They try to heal wounds of their past, but Pich’s illness get worse. Pich quietly disappear from Shane’s life.
Shane becomes a Buddhist monk and follows the senior monk to the forest at the border of Thailand and Cambodia. At the graveyard, he encounters Pich again in another form.