Official Selection - Out of Competition

Tiger Stripes

Amanda Nell Eu
Late Night Bizarre by Utopia Female Director First feature film 2023 94 min Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Germany, Netherlands, Indonesia, Qatar
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An inventive coming-of-age horror about girlhood in Malaysia.

Carefree twelve-year-old Zaffan lives in a conservative rural community in Malaysia and enjoys her status as the popular kid: she’s the only girl at her religious school who wears a bra beneath her Islamic dress, and she does wild dances for TikTok. But when her body starts to change at an alarming rate, she is ostracized by her friends and family. Now bullied by her community, Zaff decides to embrace her monstrosity and release her inner tiger.

A bold and energetic film which combines elements of the body horror and coming-of-age genres with a dash of “Mean Girls.” With exceptional performances from the cast, Tiger Stripes is an engrossing, female-centric story about girlhood and accepting difference.


  • Zafreen Zairizal
  • Deena Ezral
  • Shaheisy Sam
  • Piqa


  • Amanda Nell Eu


  • Jimmy Gimferrer


  • Ting Li Lim


  • Gabber Modus Operandi


  • Ghost Grrrl Pictures


Thursday 07 March 2024 20:30
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Malayalam
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Amanda Nell Eu

Amanda Nell Eu
Amanda Nell Eu

Born in 1985 in Kuala Lumpur, Amanda Nell Eu is a Malaysian writer and director who studied at the London Film School. Her short film It’s Easier to Raise Cattle was presented at Venice and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, where it received a special mention. She is known for explorations of the body and female identity in the cultural context of Southeast Asia, and Tiger Stripes is her feature debut.


  • Tiger Stripes 2023
  • Vinegar Baths (short) 2018
  • It’s Easier to Raise Cattle (short) 2017
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