Tiger Stripes @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

Clashes and slashes 🐅💥

📸: Tiger Stripes | SIFF 2024

Tiger Stripes screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📆 Friday, May 17th
⏰ 9 pm
📍 AMC Pacific Place: 600 Pine St Ste 400, Seattle

📆 Sunday, May 19th
⏰ 1 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Uptown: 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

Calling all my monster girlies, do I have a film for you! 

Tiger Stripes is one part Malaysian body horror, another part coming of rage, with a dash of Mean Girls mixed in. The result is a uniquely stylish cultural take with riot girl energy. The film follows 12-year-old Zaffan as she clashes and slashes with frenemies, uptight parents, and oppressive religious and societal conformity. When all she really wants to do is make silly TikToks with her bestie. (Same.) The film’s young actresses (Zafreen Zairizal and Deena Ezral) are a joy to watch; their relationship is the movie’s heart. The Malaysian folklore also gives the film a fascinating flavor of magical realism. It’s Amanda Nell Eu’s directorial debut, and it’s a powerful female-centered story that was sadly censored in its home country. Sink your teeth into Tiger Stripes at SIFF 2024.

Malaysia | 2023 | 95 min. | Amanda Nell Eu

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Sandra Woolf

Sandra is a writer and film programmer currently haunting the PNW. Fueled by iced coffee and love of all things pink (don’t tell the other goths). She’s most interested in finding the sexy dark corners of Seattle.