TIGER STRIPES takes the viewer to a world within a world: primarily MEAN GIRLS high school life in the jungles of Malaysia. The film stars first-time actress Zafreen Zairizal as Zaffan, a rebellious and carefree 12-year-old who finds herself in the awkward position of being the first girl in class to get her period. Embarrassed and confused, and bullied by her classmate, Zaffan finds her body is changing in other, more horrifying, ways and she is faced with the decision of whether to submit to society’s shaming or embrace her true monstrous self. The feature film debut of Amanda Nell Eu, TIGER STRIPES follows a fine line between CARRIE and GINGER SNAPS, but it has its own story to tell, continuing in the Southeast Asian gothic pantheon, in worthy league with the likes of Mattie Do (THE LONG WALK) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO RECALLS HIS PAST LIVES). The film also won the Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize, where it premiered this past spring.