Sunday, February 20, 2011

Review: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Dir. Apitchatpong Weerasethakul
Year: 2010
Aus Rating: PG
Running Time: 114mins

Winning the prestigious Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival has proved to be a life changing moment for Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul – affectionately known as “Thai Joe” – whose films have never received a release in Australia outside of film festivals. But with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, audiences will now get the chance to experience the uniquely mystical films that have enraptured the world’s film festival crowd.

Read the rest at Trespass Magazine

Yet another of ACMI's amazing string of great exclusive titles. I love living in Melbourne, I really do.

By the way, I did mention what I thought of the American poster that sent the internet's indie cinephile folks into overdrive. Am I allowed to dislike it? Because I don't. Not really sure what it's meant to say about the film, which for such craft-focused designs like this is a must. It just looks like an excuse to do some fancy artsy stuff, doesn't it? Hmmm.

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