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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

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Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, Spain, 2010
Comedy, Avant-Garde, Fantasy

Synopsis

Dying from kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee spends his final days in the countryside, where he has visions of his past lives and is visited by different spirits and loved ones. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave.

Synopsis

Dying from kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee spends his final days in the countryside, where he has visions of his past lives and is visited by different spirits and loved ones. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave.

Our take

Winner of the Palme d’Or, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s gentle, quietly audacious tale of memories shows past lives re-invented, with each 16mm film reel subtly taking a different style—horror film, fairy tale, and more. A film that finds comfort in the mysteries around us, and a modern masterpiece.