Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
aka Loong Boonmee raleuk chat First screened in September 2010
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Cast: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Samud Kugasang, Geerasak Kulhong,
Wallapa Mongkolprasert, Kanokporn Thongaram. Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (inspired by the book A Man Who Can Recall Past Lives by Phra Sripariyattiweti). Twitter Capsule:
Offhand return of dead sister-wife a great moment, anchoring ace first half. But film grows desultory, even hollow.
Viewers familiar with Weerasethakul will spot some repetitions. Not his best, maybe, but he's such a gift. So unique.