Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat
Feature Film | Spiritual Drama | Thailand, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, UK | Thai | 1h54m | Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Scr: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Book: Phra Sripariyattiweti | Ph: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom | Prod: Simon Field, Hans W. Geissendörfer, Keith Griffiths, Luis Miñarro, Michael Weber, & Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Ed: Lee Chatametikool | PD: Akekarat Homlaor | Snd: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr | Cast: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Geerasak Kulhong, Wallapa Mongkolprasert, Kanokporn Thongaram, Samud Kugasang

A farmer dying of kidney failure spends his last days in the company of his disabled sister-in-law, his makeshift-carer nephew, the ghost of his 19-years-deceased wife, and his long lost, presumed dead son (who has returned as an apeman), ruminating on his lives past and present, in Weerasethakul’s dreamily affecting spiritual drama. As it meanders through its pleasingly baffling and often quite bonkers narrative, this beautifully crafted little film’s glacial pacing, stimulating stillness, and heady quiet become almost intoxicatingly meditative. Not the director's best work, though, but a beautiful film, none the less.