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.
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
Malila The Farewell FlowerSukollawat Kanarot – Shane
Anuchyd Sapanphong – Pich
Sumret Muengput – Monk Sanchai
Screenplay by Anucha Boonyawatana, Waasuthep Ketpetch
Produced by Anucha Boonyawatana, Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, John Badalu, Kaneenut Ruengrujira, Jutamas Kaewchat
Cinematographed by Chaiyapreuk Chalermpornpanit
Edited by – Chonlasit Upanigkit, Anucha Boonyawatana, Lee Chatametikool
Original Score by Chapavich Temnitikul
BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Anucha Boonyawatana was born in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand in 1981. Anucha’s works focus on themes of sexual identity. Anucha has previously written and directed Down The River (2004), Love Audition (2008), and Erotic Fragments No. 1, 2, 3 (2012) which the latter one competed at Berlinale Shorts at Berlin International Film Festival 2012. In 2015, Anucha’s first feature film The Blue Hour was screened at Panorama section of Berlin International Film Festival and many festival around the world such as Hong Kong International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, etc
Malila: The Farewell Flower is Anucha’s second feature film, which won Kim Ji-Seok Award from Busan International Film Festival 2017, NETPAC Award from Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2017, Best Director from Singapore International Film Festival 2017, Best Director from International Film Festival of Kerala 2017. The film is nominated for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at Goteborg Film Festival 2018 and is screened in many film festivals such as Black Movie Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Vilnius International Film Festival, etc.
Screening schedule at art-house cinema @mashdenpasar
Thursday, 4 September – 19:00
Friday, 5 September – 19:00
Saturday, 6September – 19:00
After screening Q&A with producer John Badalu
Art House Cinema @MASHDenpasar [LIHAT PETA]
Jl. Pulau Madura No.3, Dauh Puri, Denpasar, Bali
Screen size: 4 meters
Capacity: 34 people
AC-amphitheater, Comfortable seat
Donation: Rp. 30K