Apichatpong Weerasethakul'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' took home the coveted Palme d'Or today at the conclusion of the 63rd annual Festival de Cannes.

The film, from director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is the first Thai-directed film to receive the award. It follows a man (Thanapat Saisaymar) with acute kidney failure who returns home to be cared for by members of his family. There, he's visited by apparaitions of his dead wife and long-lost son.

The festival's Grand Prize went to 'Of Gods and Men,' from director Xavier Beauvois, while Best Director went to another Frenchman: Mathieu Amalric, for 'On Tour.'
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