Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director: Anucha Boonyawatana

Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director: Anucha Boonyawatana

Anucha Boonyawatana from Thailand awarded The Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the Best Director for her film ‘Malila / The Farewell Flower’.

Shri. Thomas Isaac handing over the award to Anucha Boonyawatana

The Silver Crow Pheasant Award comprised of a Cash prize of INR 4 lakhs to the director.


Director : Anucha Boonyawatana /Thailand/96/Thai/2017
malila1Synopsis A visual exploration of life of a couple combined with a traditional Thai Bai Sri art and Buddhistphilosophy. Pitch and Shane, who once were lovers, are trying to heal the pain of their
contemporary lives by reviving their old romance through the fabricating of the traditional
Thai ornament which is made of leaves and flowers and symbolizes love and virtue. When
Shane finds out that Pich is dying, he decides to be a monk forever. The movie, discusses homosexual love and Budhist philosophy .

Direction AnuchaBoonyawatana
Screenplay AnuchaBoonyawatana and WaasuthepKetpetch
Producer AnuchaBoonyawatana, DonsaronKovitvanitcha, John Badalu, KaneenutRuengruija
Photography ChaiyapruekChalermpornpanich
Editors ChonlasitUpanigkit, Lee Chatametikool
Cast SukollawatKanarot, AnuchydSapanphong, SamretMuangput


  • In Competition – 22nd Busan International Film Festival
  • In Competition – 28th Singapore International Film Festival
Direction AnuchaBoonyawatana

Direction AnuchaBoonyawatana