2004. Thailand. Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Banlop Lomnoi. 118 min.
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, Malady tells a story in two disconnected halves that mirror the agonies and ecstasies of love. In the first, sexual tension builds to dreamy climax as a solider pursues a coy country boy. In the second, a man hunts a shape-shifting tiger shaman through a hazy jungle, tormented by shadows.
Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming. The Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Jin Hi Kim, plays a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns from the samulnori repertoire. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary sounds from each culture.
Date: Friday, May 5th Time: 8 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall