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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, opening March 5.

Weerasethakul is hot with critics; his prior films all received great acclaim at various choice international films festivals like Venice and Cannes and he’s all over the Film Comment Best of the Decade list. This latest film took home the Palm d’Or at Cannes. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives could easily be the one of the best movies to come out in the past five years. Like Weerasethakul’s other films, it seems to deal with the supernatural, the character of the landscape and the natural world. Not having seen it, one can tell that it’s cerebral, beautiful, and haunting. The trailer alone makes a statement. Uncle Boonmee is the work of one of the leading figures in cinema today.

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