Video: Uncle Boonmee…

, 24 May 2010

Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s film was definitely not on the list of critics’ favourites… yet he raised the Palme D’Or yesterday at the closing ceremony of Cannes’ Film Festival. “Joe” (as many call him) signs what many consider to be a new standard of modern cinema…

Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar) who is afflicted with acute kidney failure, returns to his country estate in Isan to spend his last days under the care of his devoted yet no-nonsense sister-in-law Jen (Jenjiro Pongpas), nephew Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee) and Jaai, a Burmese worker.

One evening, while the family is relaxing on their terrace, the apparition of Boonmee’s dead wife Huay (Nattakarn Aphaiwonk) appears, followed by long-lost son Boonsong. Boonsong, who looks like a Yeti with red laser beam eyes, recounts how his interest in photography led him deep into the jungle in search of Monkey Ghosts, until he himself is transformed into one….

watch it whenever you have the occasion!