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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2010 • Thailand
Starring Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee
Winner of the Palme d’Or, UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES is an unclassifiable tale of a man embracing life’s greatest mystery. Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle 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 nonhuman 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.