Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

 

Year: 2010
Country: THAILAND
Run Time: 113 minutes

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

UNCLE BOONMEE is a haunting, dreamlike tale of a dying man's last internal and external voyages. Uncle Boonmee's kidneys are failing and he retires to the countryside in northeast Thailand to see out his days in the company of his loved ones. He tends to his bees and gazes at the lush nature surrounding him. One evening as he's dining with his family, his wife Huay, who died 14 years earlier, appears at the table. So does an apparition of Boonmee's long-lost son. Thus begins a conversation that drifts into the night, and in and out of consciousness, as Boonmee questions Huay on what awaits him in the afterworld, and whether she'll be there when he arrives. UNCLE BOONMEE defies normal narrative conventions and resists interpretation. The delicate Thai language and the film's meditative cinematography underscore the grace with which its protagonists accept life and death-past, present and future-and memory and clairvoyance as part and parcel of one floating world. (In Thai with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF35 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Screenplay
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (sometimes known as "Joe") was born in Bangkok and received a Master's degree in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Filmography
"Mysterious Object at Noon" (2000), "Blissfully Yours" (2002), "The Adventure of Iron Pussy" (2003), "Tropical Malady" (2004), "Syndromes and a Century" (2006), UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010)

Producer
Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Cinematography
Yukontorn Mingmongkon, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Editing
Lee Chatametikool

Principal Cast
Sakda Kaewbuadee, Matthieu Ly, Vien Pimdee

Print Source

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Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

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