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Body horror film, ‘Tiger Stripes’ and Grand Prize winner at the 62nd Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival set to thrill Antipodean film enthusiasts

Screenxcope Australia | GIGD.au 3 mins read
Tiger Stripes ANZ Theatrical Release 2023

17 January 2024, Sydney, NSW – Antipodean film enthusiasts will be in for a treat with the ANZ theatrical release of "Tiger Stripes", Malaysia’s Best International Film entry at the 96th Academy Awards feature film which won the Grand Prize at the 62nd Critics’ Week (Semaine de la Critique: https://www.semainedelacritique.com/en/edition/2023/movie/tiger-stripes) of the Cannes Film Festival in France. Kicking off on February 3, 2024, at Randwick Ritz Cinemas and Dendy Newtown, the Malay-language body horror film was written and directed by Amanda Nell Eu in her directorial debut.

 

Independent film distributor Screenxcope presents screenings across ANZ and will be introducing more Asian cinema to Australian viewers.

 

"The story of 11-year-old Zaffan is not only a Malaysian or feminine story but a universal one.

 

At Screenxcope, we are passionate about presenting such unique, impactful narratives and there’s no better representation than Tiger Stripes, fresh from its tour across major film festivals across Australia & New Zealand as much as rest of the World.

 

With its distinctive cinematic style blending body-horror with profound social commentary, Tiger Stripes is a great watch. It is also deeply enriching from a multicultural and diversity perspective. We are grateful to the partners who have made this happen; cinema halls, festival programmers, GIG’D & Asia Pacific Screen Academy for their support in exhibiting the powerful voices that at times gets overlooked for geographical or linguistic barriers.

 

Tiger Stripes is a trailblazing film, and I would like to invite all film lovers to watch it at their nearest theatres this first quarter of 2024," said Sakib Iftekhar, the Western Sydney-based film distributor.

 

The film brings us closeup into the daily life of Zaffan, a Malaysian girl living in a rural kampung village, witnessing through the lens of a kaleidoscope of everyday life of a girl approaching puberty. 

 

Tickets are now on sale directly from the participating cinema halls. 

 

View the trailer here and a message from Amanda Nell Eu here.

#tigerstripes #bodyhorror #puberty #amandanelleu #inspiringinclusion #

 

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Key Facts:
Watch 'Tiger Stripes' in Australia & New Zealand this February - March 2024
 
SYDNEY:

1. RITZ CINEMAS RANDWICK 3rd Feb 2:00PM
https://www.ritzcinemas.com.au/movies/tiger-stripes
2. DENDY CINEMAS NEWTOWN 7th Feb 6.30PM
https://newtown.dendy.com.au/movie/tiger-stripes

MELBOURNE:

LIDO CINEMAS HAWTHORN 10th Feb 2:00PM
https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/movies/tiger-stripes

CANBERRA:

DENDY CINEMAS CANBERRA 7th Feb 6.30PM
https://canberra.dendy.com.au/movie/tiger-stripes

BRISBANE:

1. DENDY CINEMAS COORPAROO 7th Feb 6.30PM
https://coorparoo.dendy.com.au/movie/tiger-stripes
2. DENDY CINEMAS SOUTHPORT 7th Feb 6.30PM
https://southport.dendy.com.au/movie/tiger-stripes

ADELAIDE:
WALLIS CINEMA PICCADILLY 17th Feb 2:00PM
https://wallis.com.au/films/tiger-stripes/

NEW ZEALAND:
RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET AUCKLAND 1st Mar 8:00PM
https://www.rialto.co.nz/Movie/Tiger-Stripes#cinemas=751&date=2024-03-01

About us:
Full credits

Production companies: Akanga Film Productions, Flash Forward Entertainment, Ghost Grrrl Pictures, KawanKawan Fil, PRPL, Still Moving, Weydemann Bros.
Cast: Zafreen Zairizal, Deena Ezral, Piqa, Shaheizy Sam, Jun Lojong, Khairunazwan Rodzy, Fatimah Abu Bakar
Director-screenwriter: Amanda Nell Eu
Producers: Yulia Evina Bhara, Fran Borgia, Fei Ling Foo, Ellen Havenith, Patrick Mao Huang, Juliette Lepoutre, Piere Menahem, Jonas Weydemann
Director of photography: Jimmy Gimferrer
Production designer: Sharon Chin
Costume designer: Sharon Chin
Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Music: Gabber Moduus Operandi
Casting director: Audrie Yeo
Sales: Films Boutique
Language: Malay with English Subtitles


About the filmmaker

Amanda Nell Eu is a Malaysian director and screenwriter as well as a graduate of the London Film School. She has made two short films in the UK and Malaysia. "It’s Easier to Raise Cattle", was screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2017 which later won a special mention at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Amanda has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. In her work, she explores the female body and identity in the cultural context of Southeast Asia. Since the first event in 1962, the Critics’ Week, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, has been dedicated to the discovery of young cinematic talents, by honouring their first and second feature films. This 62nd edition marked the first selection of a female Malaysian director. Visit Amanda Nell Eu's IMDb: Amanda Nell Eu - IMDb

About the film distributor

A film buff at its core, Screenxcope is a global cohort of content curators aiming to ensure assessment, facilitation and exhibition a content deserves. Under both its passion & mission statements to catalyse the exposure of a great narrative globally, Screenxcope pans in and out both wide-angle and close-ups to see the bigger picture and attention every project demands respectively, eventually to be able to add value end-to-end. Besides its boutique global distributor identity that inclines heavily towards Asian films and documentaries, Screenxcope prides itself on its collaborative mindset and capabilities as producers and provides a forum for the sharing of perspectives in the form of reviews and write-ups from anyone who believes their lens adds to the maker’s or viewer’s process of finding meaning to what they see, or not. Visit www.screenxcope.com for more.


Contact details:

Jasmine Low
Go International Group Dotcom Pty Ltd
Email: jasminelow@gointernationalgroup.com 
Mobile: 0426 381 741

For group or corporate bookings:
Contact Nurul, https://GIGD.AU 
Email: sales@gointernationalgroup.com 

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