Malaysia2023 95 minMalay with English subtitlesToronto PremiereHorror

Free-spirited 12-year-old Zaffan is the first of her friends to get her period and experience the body-changing horrors that come with puberty and menstruation. Set in a kampong, or a Malaysian village, structured around patriarchy and religious expectations, she tries to conceal her pubescent traits out of fear of ostracization. Panic spreads in the village when a monster or demonic spirit is rumored to be roaming the surrounding jungle. Exposed by her peers, Zaffan eventually learns to embrace herself in the face of exclusion and cultural condemnation. A coming-of-age body horror that playfully weaves elements of Southeast Asian folklore, Tiger Stripes is a roaring celebration of embracing monstrosity and otherness.

– Sarah Barzak


Zafreen Zairizal

Deena Ezral




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Director Bio

Amanda Nell Eu

Amanda Nell Eu is a Malaysian-born director who explores the female body and identity within the sociocultural context of Southeast Asia. She graduated from London Film School and is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus and Locarno Filmmakers Academy. Tiger Stripes is her debut feature film, and is the first Malaysian film to win an award at Cannes.



Content Warning: Blood, bullying, physical violence

11 Nov, 2023 7:30 pm

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