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4 - 13 January 2020: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives


Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010, 113 min
Thai with English subtitles

"Continuing his miraculous invention of a dark pastoral, Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, [...] melds the last dying encounters of a farmer, Boonmee, with a gorgeously rendered landscape enlivened by the presence of ghostly apparitions. A veranda perched by an intruding forest becomes the astral stage for Boonmee’s transmigrational journey, accompanied by his dead wife, an ectoplasmic entity, and his long-lost son, now manifested as a “monkey ghost.” Weerasethakul’s humble genius is his beguiling ability to allow the primordial and the modern to coexist." – Steve Seid

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