Palme d’Or winner 2010.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ('Cemetery of Splendour', 'Tropical Malady') ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’ cemented his international reputation as a director.
Suffering from kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the remote forest, an important place from his childhood and, he believes, the possible location of his former existences. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and the spirit of his long lost son returns.
'Uncle Boonmee' is haunting, poetic and masterful, creating an enchanted world where fauna and flora converge to convey a magical, sublime atmosphere.
★★★★★ "A total wonderwork: - enchanting, bizarre…original" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★★ - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★★ "It is one of those rare films that contribute to the sum of human happiness. It certainly increased the sum of my happiness” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian