Tropical Malady: Film & the Question of the Uncanny Human-Animal

Authors

  • Barbara Creed University of Melbourne

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.10.0.2011.3414

Abstract

The acclaimed Thai film, Tropical Malady (2004), represents the tropics as a surreal place where conscious and unconscious are as inextricably entwined. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tropical Malady presents two interconnected stories: one a quirky gay love story; the other a strange disconnected narrative about a shape-shifting shaman, a man-beast and a ghostly tiger. This paper will argue that from it beginnings in the silent period, the cinema has created an uncanny zone of tropicality where human and
animal merge.

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Published

2011-12-08

How to Cite

Creed, B. (2011). Tropical Malady: Film & the Question of the Uncanny Human-Animal. ETropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, 10. https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.10.0.2011.3414