มะลิลา (MALILA – THE FAREWELL FLOWER) – Chapavich Temnitikul


Malila: The Farewell Flower is a Thai drama that was shown at several Asian film festivals towards the end of 2017. Written and directed by Anucha Boonyawatana and starring Sukollawat Kanarot and Anuchit Sapanpong, Malila tells the story of Shane (Kanarot) and Pitch (Sapanpong), a couple who were once lovers, but who meet again by chance some years later and together try to heal the pain experienced in their lives by attempting to rekindle their romance. The creation of traditional Thai Bai Sri flower ornaments (ornate and complicated ceremonial structures made from folded banana leaves and delicate jasmine flowers) is part of this healing process. This pastime is particularly poignant for one of the main protagonists as he takes solace from his diagnosis of cancer. The score is written by Thai composer Chapavich “Phil” Temnitikul, whose previous projects include several Thai feature and short films. [Read more…]