A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)

A Letter to Uncle Boonmee




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Filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul offers a poetic look at the past of his family as well as his nation and its culture in this short documentary. Weerasethakul is from the village of Nabua in Northern Thailand, and in his narration, he talks of his desire to make a film about the life of his uncle Boonmee, who was a high-ranking figure in the Thai military. As Weerasethakul's camera drifts through the village, capturing images of abandoned building, soldiers making their way through town, … More

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Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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When confronted by two opposing visions, Weerasethakul seems content to let the need to reconcile them wander away, letting the tranquility of these moments speak for themselves.

Full Review… | October 25, 2011
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A mysterious and disquieting ghost story.

Robert Fearon

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Strange, very strange (spouse hated it)...found it interesting to see through the lens of a different culture...

Shawn Miller

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