The the visually stunning new Thai relationship drama Malila: The Farewell Flower, former gay lovers Shane and Pitch reunite after years apart and try to heal the wounds of their past. Shane is haunted by the tragic death of his daughter, while Pitch suffers a grave illness, rejecting medical treatment as painful and ineffective.
A talented artist, Pitch creates beautiful structures made out of flowers and banana leaves as a way to cope with his deteriorating health. Meanwhile, Shane trains to become a Buddhist monk, in an effort to build karma for Pitch… to either keep him alive or to help him along in his afterlife.
A remarkably beautiful, spiritual film from Thai director Anucha Boonyawatana (the same filmmakers behind The Blue Hour and Down the River), Malila: The Farewell Flower is as close to transcendent as cinema gets. Check out the trailer below and click here to pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD and VOD in September thanks to TLA Releasing.