Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director: Anucha Boonyawatana
Anucha Boonyawatana from Thailand awarded The Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the Best Director for her film ‘Malila / The Farewell Flower’.
Shri. Thomas Isaac handing over the award to Anucha Boonyawatana
The Silver Crow Pheasant Award comprised of a Cash prize of INR 4 lakhs to the director.
MALILA- THE FAREWELL FLOWER
Director : Anucha Boonyawatana /Thailand/96/Thai/2017
Synopsis A visual exploration of life of a couple combined with a traditional Thai Bai Sri art and Buddhistphilosophy. Pitch and Shane, who once were lovers, are trying to heal the pain of their
contemporary lives by reviving their old romance through the fabricating of the traditional
Thai ornament which is made of leaves and flowers and symbolizes love and virtue. When
Shane finds out that Pich is dying, he decides to be a monk forever. The movie, discusses homosexual love and Budhist philosophy .
Screenplay AnuchaBoonyawatana and WaasuthepKetpetch
Producer AnuchaBoonyawatana, DonsaronKovitvanitcha, John Badalu, KaneenutRuengruija
Editors ChonlasitUpanigkit, Lee Chatametikool
Cast SukollawatKanarot, AnuchydSapanphong, SamretMuangput
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- In Competition – 22nd Busan International Film Festival
- In Competition – 28th Singapore International Film Festival