30 November: Uncle Boonmee

Thailand 2010  |  114 minutes  |  Thai/Isan with English subtitles

★★★★ “The jungle sounds and hushed minutiae of his movie, lulling and blanket-like, enable a blissed-out state of receptiveness — you may be unsure if you’ve seen it or dreamed it.” TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ “The most persuasive and beguiling account of mysticism and religion that I’ve seen in the cinema recently, or perhaps ever” GUARDIAN

★★★★ “To sample one of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films is to dive in to the cosmic pool of his imagination and join him in reliving his own idiosyncratic and highly personal memories” TIME OUT

Winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes last year, Uncle Boonmee is a decidedly strange film. As ailing tamarind farmer Boonmee prepares for the end of his life, he is visited by the ghost of his dead wife and the apparition of his missing son – now a jungle ape.

Give yourself up to this film’s slow, meditative pace, and you’ll be rewarded with an extraordinary and magical experience.