Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Genre
    Fantasy, Drama
  • Runtime
    114 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    Thailand
  • Languages
    Thai

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES is "entrancing, original and hypnotic" (Little White Lies). Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm. Meticulously crafted by director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (TROPICAL MALADY, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR), the film ultimately becomes an enigmatic exploration of the ghosts that haunt us.
DIRECTED BY:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
WRITTEN BY:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Phra Sripariyattiweti
CAST INCLUDES:
Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee

SYNOPSIS

Suffering from acute kidney failure, 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.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Genre
    Fantasy, Drama
  • Runtime
    114 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    Thailand
  • Languages
    Thai
DIRECTED BY
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
WRITTEN BY
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Phra Sripariyattiweti
CAST INCLUDES
Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee
Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES is "entrancing, original and hypnotic" (Little White Lies). Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm. Meticulously crafted by director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (TROPICAL MALADY, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR), the film ultimately becomes an enigmatic exploration of the ghosts that haunt us.

Suffering from acute kidney failure, 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.