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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
 
 

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2010
113 mins. Thai & Isan dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : PALME D'OR AT 2010 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 
The film centres on the last days in the life of its title character. Together with his loved ones - including the spirit of his dead wife and his lost son who has returned as a forest spirit - Boonmee explores his past lives as he contemplates the reasons for his illness, on a rural northern Thailand farm. Languorous and deeply enigmatic, Uncle Boonmee represents an original take on the ghosts that haunt us.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"As is to be expected, Weerasethakul frequently abandons the story for trancelike contemplations of nature, but never before in his work has the device felt more purposeful."  (Ben Sachs - Chicago Reader)

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