Spirit, animal, and human worlds coexist in dreamy harmony in this (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) remarkable drama, winner of the 2010 Cannes Palme d’Or. The latest film from groundbreaking Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tropical Malady) features Thanapat Saisaymar as Boonmee, who, nearing the end of his life, calmly waits for death in the lush countryside. Magical visitors include the ghost of his late wife, the spirit of his dead son (returned as a giant monkey with glowing red eyes), and a seductive catfish. A?
MYTHICAL WORLDS Natthakarn Aphaiwonk and Sakda Kaewbuadee in Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Thanapat Saisaymar, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Matthieu Ly; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Author: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Runtime (in minutes): 114; Distributor: Strand Releasing
Posted March 8 2011 — 12:00 AM EST
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