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Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
With its high aesthetics, this Cannes Palme d’Or winner secured Weerasethakul’s reputation as a master filmmaker. Uncle Boonmee, an old Thai farmer, lays dying as the veil between the mundane and the spirit world recedes, bringing the memories of past existences into the present.
the aura of the uncanny, the spirit life entering the everyday, is strangely affecting The New Yorker
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Film program curated by Gail Kovatseff
Notes by Gail Kovatseff and Nick Godfrey
Special thanks to Sheree Ramage & the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Mat Kesting, Nick Godfrey & Mike Walsh