Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Editor's Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Starring: 
Thanapat Saisaymar
Jenjira Pongpas
Sakda Kaewbuadee
Directed By: 
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Uncle Boonmee is dying. Afflicted with kidney failure, he journeys back to his remote farm with his disabled sister-in-law, Jen, and young relative Tong. One night, the three outsiders are having dinner when Boonmee’s dead wife and disappeared son materialize to fill the empty seats. Boonmee’s wife Huay is a spirit who delivers messages from the grave like “Heaven is overrated. There’s nothing there.” She is only slightly more reassuring a presence than Boonsong, Boonmee’s son who is now a “monkey ghost,” all Bigfoot-like with flaring red eyes.

Opening Date: 
Wed, 2011-01-26
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Author: 
Mrigaa Sethi