• Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Release Date: March 2nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

Afflicted with kidney disease, Uncle Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar) is preparing himself for death. He has assembled his relatives in the countryside, convinced he will die within a few days. The ghost of his wife appears and offers guidance on his journey into the beyond, while his estranged son materializes in the guise of a jungle creature. Surrounded by his loved ones, Uncle Boonmee reflects on memories of his past lives, and he decides he must visit a special place before he goes.

Cast: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Geerasak Kulhong, Wallapa Mongkolprasert, Kanokporn Tongaram, Samud Kugasang

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Genres: Fantasy

Keywords: 2000s, Moving, Hospital, Family, Transformation, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 95
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    If anything, Joe's sense of dream logic is more naturalistic than Lynch's, more grounded in the knowable world - as much, that is, as we can know about nature - and the luminous Uncle Boonmee is no exception. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    As Joe blurs the line between reality and the supernatural, his haunting and hypnotic film exerts a hold you don't want to break. It's a beauty. show more

  • 90
    Ella TaylorNPR

    You don't have to believe in the transmigration of souls to fall languorously in love with the Thai film that won the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival. show more

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Awards

Winner Golden Palm
Cannes Film Festival (2010)