‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’ Trailer – Ghostly Monkeys, Lusty Catfish and a Dying Old Man
Posted on Sunday, February 20th, 2011 by Angie Han
One of the most intriguing films to come out of last year’s Cannes Film Festival was Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (aka Joe). Its Palme d’Or win seemed to catch most people by surprise, even though Weerasethakul’s won awards at Cannes before (2002 Un Certain Regard for Blissfully Yours, 2004 Jury Prize for Tropical Malady) and even though Uncle Boonmee got mostly very positive reviews. Perhaps it’s because the film is, by all accounts, weird — “mysterious” and “dreamlike” if you liked it; “plotless” and “impenetrable” if you didn’t.
Uncle Boonmee centers around an old man dying of kidney failure who is visited by his deceased wife, now a ghost, and his long-lost son, now in non-human form. If you’re thinking that doesn’t sound so terribly odd after all, just wait — catfish sex is also involved somehow. With less than a month til Uncle Boonmee‘s March 2 U.S. release date, Apple has posted a new trailer. Watch it after the jump.
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