“Tiger Stripes,” a film written and directed by Malaysian director Amanda Nell Eu, recently won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The film beat seven other films for the prestigious award. Eu notably produced it under her production company Ghost Grrrl Pictures.
The Malaysian director’s debut feature film follows Zaffan, a 12-year-old student who “discovers a terrifying secret about her body,” according to the film’s synopsis. “Ostracized by her community, Zaffan fights back, learning that in order to be free she must embrace the body she feared, emerging as a proud, strong woman.”
Eu took to Instagram on Wednesday to post about her recent win.
“WHAT. THE. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF,” she wrote in her post’s caption. “Slay slay slay to the HUGE BEAUTIFUL TIGER FAMILY.”
“Tiger Stripes” is a multi-territory co-production between Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Indonesia and Qatar. Check out its trailer below: