Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

(Loong Boonmee raleuk chat)


Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk,

Continuing his miraculous invention of a dark pastoral, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or winner 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. This is not magical realism, but realistic magic. “A one-of-a-kind dream ghost story” (Los Angeles Times).

Steve Seid
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Based On
  • the writings of Phra Sripariyattiweti

  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
  • Thai
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 113 mins
  • Strand Releasing