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UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

synopsis

Uncle Boonmee is suffering from kidney failure. As an avid practitioner of Yoga, he is well aware of his body. He knows that he will die in 48 hours. Boonmee calls his distant relatives to take him back from hospital to die at home, a longan farm. There, they are greeted by the ghost of his deceased wife who has re-appeared to take care of him. His lost son also returns from the jungle in an ape-like form. The son has mated with a creature known as a ‘monkey ghost’ and has lived in the trees with her for the past 15 years.

international title: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
original title: Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat
country: Spain, Thailand, Germany, United Kingdom, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
film run: 113'
release date: BE 01/09/2010, FR 01/09/2010, DE 30/09/2010, IT 15/10/2010, ES 26/11/2010, GB 19/11/2010
screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
cast: Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Geerasak Kulhong, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar
cinematography by: Yukontorn Mingmongkon, Charin Pengpanich, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
film editing: Lee Chatametikool
art director: Akekarat Homlaor
producer: Keith Griffiths, Simon Field, Charles de Meaux, Luis Miñarro
production: Illuminations Films, Anna Sanders Films, Geissendoerfer Film & Fernsehproduktion KG, Eddie Saeta, Kick the Machine (TH)
distributor: Imagine, Pyramide Distribution, Bim Distribuzione, New Wave Films, Karma Films, Sunrise Film Distribution ApS

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2010 Official Selection
Palme d'Or
BFI London Film Festival 2010 
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