Lisa Schwarzbaum
March 08, 2011 AT 05:00 AM EST

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
114 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/02/11
performer
Thanapat Saisaymar, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Matthieu Ly
director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
distributor
Strand Releasing
author
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it an A-

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?

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