About Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long-lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave—the birthplace of his first life. The film was conceived as part of a major installation project called PRIMITIVE, including a seven-screen installation, photographs, an artist book, and other short films. The film won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was one of Cahiers du Cinéma’s Top Ten films of the decade of 2010-2019. In Thai, French, and Lao with English subtitles. Contains mature content.

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