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UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

This film was released 1st December 2010, and is no longer screening.

A man comes home to his tamarind and honey farm in Northeast Thailand to die, confident that he will be reincarnated because he can recall past lives, including one in which he was a doleful princess. He’s joined by two friends and the Laotian boy who helps with his dialysis; his late wife and his long-lost son soon show up too, the latter transformed into a humanoid ape with glowing red eyes because, he says, he once had sex with a monkey spirit in the forest. Apichatpong’s entrancingly strange Cannes prizewinner is a convocation of humans, ghosts and spirits in which life flows easily and naturally between all forms of existence. It’s also a meditation on cinema itself, a suite of episodes in which fact, fiction and fantasy blur together in images of extraordinary beauty. In other words, this unconquerably great film contains universes. There are things in this jungle you have never seen before. Enrique Juncosa, Director of IMMA, will introduce this screening.

114 minutes| Thailand-U.K.-France-Germany-Spain-Netherlands| 2010| Subtitled| Colour| D-Cinema

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