25 May – Malaysia's "Tiger Stripes" has been honoured with the grand prize of the 2023 Cannes Critics' Week.
The news was shared by director Amanda Nell Eu, who posted several photos from the Cannes Film Festival, including the card showing the movie's name and it being the winner of the Grand Prize at the 62nd Semaine de la Critique.
"WHAT. THE. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF," she posted in disbelief via Instagram on 25 May. "Slay slay slay to the HUGE BEAUTIFUL TIGER FAMILY."
Friends and fans took to the comments section to congratulate the filmmaker, including Tony Eusoff and Fatimah Abu Bakar, the latter who wrote, "Wooohoooo yayyyyy!!! Congratulations!! Tiger hugs!!"
Among the comments made by the jury include that the movie expresses how the transformation from girl to woman leads to fear and alienation both within the individual and society.
"This film bursts through the traditional coming of age story with exuberant creativity, playful homage, and pure animal energy," said jury Kim Yutani.
The movie stars first-time actress Zafreen Zainal as a rebellious 12-year-old who finds herself in an awkward position of being the first girl in class to get her period.