Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives

Nek (aka ex-political reporter K Kuppuswamy) pointed me to this rather honest take on this Uncle Boonmee film : "If you like films in which a princess with a skin disorder is ravished by a catfish under a waterfall, a buffalo goes for a walk in the forest, and a Buddhist monk watches the television for a very long time, this is for you." All of which really takes place + the character from the poster, who is dead, but comes along every night and hangs out with his mother at a rather dark dinner table.

Well, Kogi this film is not for you. And I see you are quite familiar with this said director.

I suppose it is quite normal to scratch your armpits after the experience. But I must say there is something about that Thai country side that is quite aptly captured by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. All those trees, the rather peaceful people that populate the areas and the simple yet fantastic food they eat - all captured in the mystic fashion that encapsulates Thai people and countryside.

Rating: * * +

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