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Tiger Stripes

Tiger Stripes

Tiger Stripes

Dir. Amanda Nell Eu
95 min

The first amongst her friends to hit puberty, Zaffan, 12, discovers a terrifying secret about her body. Ostracized by her community, Zaffan fights back, learning that to be free she must embrace the body she feared, emerging as a proud, strong woman.

Zaffan is a rebellious and carefree girl until she starts to experience horrifying physical changes to her body. Struggling to maintain being normal at school, Zaffan is in denial of her inevitable changes and tries to cover herself. Zaffan’s friends attack her, all hysteria breaks loose, and the whole community suspects she’s the cause. Then, like a tiger who has been dragged out of its habitat and poked because we fear it, because we don’t know it — Zaffan decides to finally reveal her true self, her wrath, rage and her beauty, to everyone.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 95 min
Country/Region: Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Germany, Netherlands, Indonesia, Qatar
Language: Malay
Print Source: Dark Star Pictures
Tags: Asian Frontiers, Coming-of-Age, Fantasy, Horror, Oscar Submission, Thriller, Women Directors


Director: Amanda Nell Eu
Producer: Foo Fei Ling, Patrick Mao Huang, Fran Borgia, Juliette Lepoutre, Pierre Menahem, Jonas Weydemann, Ellen Havenith, Yulia Evina Bhara
Cinematographer: Jimmy Gimferrer
Screenwriter: Amanda Nell Eu
Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Composer: Gabber Modus Operandi
Principal Cast: Zafreen Zairizal, Deena Ezral, Piqa, Shaheizy Sam, Jun Lojong, Khairunazwan Rodzy, Fatimah Abu Bakar


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