Former lovers Shane and Pich reunite and try to heal the wounds of their past. Shane is haunted by the tragic death of his daughter, while Pich suffers a grave illness. As death approaches, Pich dedicates his remaining time to making Bai Sri, a ceremonial ornament. Meanwhile, Shane decides to become a Buddhist monk until one night at a graveyard, he encounters his lover in another form. (Source: Siam Zone) Edit Translation
Where to Watch Malila: The Farewell Flower
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This is a love story, but there are many sad parts to go along with the love. In fact, the whole movie is a bit bittersweet, but that was OK. What I didn't like was the gory parts in the end. I guess it was the point of the movie, and is very dramatic about how they go about expressing it. This movie is definitely what I would call R rated, or at least meant for a mature audience as the saying goes. Don't eat dinner when watching this, and don't watch if you have a weak stomach.
The cinematic performance and directing was fine. I can find almost no faults in that. The music was appropriate, and gave feeling to the story. The story was a little hard to follow at the end, but I guess it makes sense if you think about it more as a broader theme rather than the exact actions going on.
This movie just wasn't my thing, I prefer a little more positive or happy spin in my shows and movies, and this was a bit depressing or even disturbing depending upon how you look at it. That is the reason for my low overall rating, and rewatch rating. This probably would probably win awards at a film festival, but sorry to say, I won't watch this again.