Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
aka Loong Boonmee raleuk chat
First screened in September 2010
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Cast: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Samud Kugasang, Geerasak Kulhong, Wallapa Mongkolprasert, Kanokporn Thongaram. Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (inspired by the book A Man Who Can Recall Past Lives by Phra Sripariyattiweti).

Twitter Capsule: Offhand return of dead sister-wife a great moment, anchoring ace first half. But film grows desultory, even hollow.

VOR:   Viewers familiar with Weerasethakul will spot some repetitions. Not his best, maybe, but he's such a gift. So unique.

Photo © 2010 Illuminations Films/Kick the Machine,
© 2011 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture)

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