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UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

France / Germany / Spain / Thailand, 2010 (MIFF 2010, Neighbourhood Watch)

“More than my other films, Uncle Boonmee is very much about cinema, that's also why it's personal. If you care to look, each reel of the film has a different style - acting style, lighting style, or cinematic references - but most of them reflect movies. I think that when you make a film about recollection and death, you have to consider that cinema is also dying - at least this kind of old cinema that nobody makes anymore.” - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave - the birthplace of his first life… From the director of Syndromes and a Century, Tropical Malady and Blissfully Yours.

Winner of the 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or.

D Apichatpong Weerasethakul P Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Apichatpong Weerasethakul Dist Transmission Films L Thai w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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