Malila: The Farewell Flower

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Malila: The Farewell Flower

Directed by Anucha Boonyawatana

  • Thailand 2017; 94 min
  • Original version: Thai
  • Genre: Drama
    • Kim Jiseok Award - Busan IFF
    • Best Director - Singapore IFF
    • Thai Submission for the 91st Academy Awards


Shane is beautiful in body, but loved ones leave him one by one. Pich loves him, but also becomes terminally ill. Pich runs away to Bangkok when the villagers burn his mother, accusing her of being a witch. Then he finds out he has lung cancer and must undergo painful treatment. Meanwhile, Shane gets married to a woman and has a daughter. One day, a python kills the daughter, and when Shane starts drinking, his wife eventually leaves him. Pich ultimately quits treatment and returns to his hometown to spend his last days with Shane, and Shane decides to become a monk for Pich’s sake. Love makes the heart beat, but is fragile like baisri-decorated flowers to be offered to Buddha. It requires calmness to be made beautifully.




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