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Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010) Poster

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Inspired by the book "A Man Who Can Recall Past Lives" by Phra Sripariyattiweti of Sang Arun Forest Monastery, Khon Kaen. Published in August 23, 1983.
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The first Thai film to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes. It was the first Asian film to win the award since 1997.
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Shot on 16mm film rather than digital. Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul wanted to film in this format as the film is all about dying traditions.
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Selected as the Thai submission to the Academy Awards Foreign Language Film category though it didn't make the final five.
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The film is part autobiographical as, like Uncle Boonmee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's father also died of liver disease.
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Despite the film's title, Uncle Boonmee doesn't describe any of his past lives.
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Audience members at the Cannes Film Festival are notorious for their visceral reactions to films. Booing is commonplace as are walkouts. People started walking out of this film after the first 6 minutes
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