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We work so hard to be loved by others. We go to the right bars, spend money on nice haircuts and jeans, all so someone can maybe look at us and be like, “Okay, I want you.” Getting dumped by someone who used to want you feels like the ultimate rejection. What about you has changed? How can you go back to being the person they used to love?
There were approximately fifty times when I adjusted in my seat, looked around at my friends, and thought, ‘I’m watching a movie right now. It’s a “deep movie”, but I’ve become disengaged. I would like this experience to end now, but it’s going to keep going for a long time, and there’s no way to skip through to the end. I can only endure.’
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.