Watch: Award-Winning Thai Film 'Uncle Boonmee' Official Trailer

February 16, 2011
Source: Apple

Uncle Boonmee Trailer

Oh no - the Ghost Monkeys are finally here! Strand Releasing has debuted an official US trailer on Apple for the Palme d'Or winning Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - yep that is the full title for it, too. Now everyone finally gets to see what I've been talking about all along with these damn Ghost Monkeys and catfish and all the weird shit that happens in this. I watched half this film in Cannes last year (and walked out of the rest) and I couldn't even make sense of what I saw, so good luck making sense of this trailer. Here's a synopsis to help: On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee, recalls his many past lives. Enjoy!

Watch the official US trailer for Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee:

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You can also watch the Uncle Boonmee trailer in High Definition on Apple

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives was both written and directed by acclaimed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, known affectionately as "Joe", of past Cannes films such as Malee and the Boy, The Adventures of Iron Pussy, Tropical Malady, Syndromes and a Century and Phantoms of Nabua. This premiered at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival last year and won the most prestigious jury award at the festival, the Palme d'Or, or Golden Palm. Strand Releasing will be bringing Uncle Boonmee to very limited theaters starting on March 2nd this winter. Hope you guys enjoyed watching this trailer. Anyone interested in this?

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  • Rglitz
    I don't know what to think about this trailer. The cinematography looks great though!!!
  • coswell
    Its a crazy movie. Saw it last autumn. It looks good, but you absolutely have no idea whats going on; ghosts, monkey with red eyes, the catfish scene, the monk... Way over my head at least.
  • Brandon
    Reminds me of Mallick with an odd Thai twist.
  • Anonymous
    its seems like its being weird for the sake of being weird.
    • You nailed it... why do you think it won the Palme d'Or?
      • Anonymous
        hmm...perhaps the people in charge of the award were under the impression that the weirdness was actually wholly original so they figured "hey lets award it to this crazy thai film!" but I could be wrong.
        • Endingtheworld
          god damn... these comments are the reason why i detest firstshowing. yes, i come here for the scoops. great to "keep you in the know". yet for formative cinematic opinions, this place is for the populist dregs... a bunch of frighteningly naive fan-boys. high school level non-sense. look at the "about us" section. the owner of this site cites "hackers" as his second favorite movie of all time. holy good god, help us.
  • Alex R.
    I want you to want me to hit you as hard as I can.
    I'm half thai and all I have to say about this trailer is "ehh."
  • "I watched half this film in Cannes last year (and walked out of the rest) -" So you didn't even try to figure it out...?
  • Not many who have even stayed till the end even know. I walked out of it because I found it completely boring and a waste of my time. It's not artistic and I appreciated the cinematography for about 5 minutes, but after that, felt there wouldn't be anything else I needed to see.
    • Yes mod. You should come back to Michael Bay shits. This's not for you.
  • JP
    I personally found it to be the best film of the past year.
  • kitano0
    Personally I can't wait to see this...Syndromes and a Century is one of my favorite movies. It plays with perception, dreams, everyday life, and love like no other movie I've seen. Everyone should check it out. It is like a cross between Mallick and Kubrick, with an oriental twist.
  • Alexrobino
    I second JP. Apichatpong is one of the best young filmmakers working today and this film was the best of last year easily. His films just require a little extra fun metaphysical thinking, I suppose you could say. :)
  • Well I like the music.
  • Looks pretty cool, definitely looks sick on blu ray when it comes out
  • WisconsinourCairo
    aren't you (Alex Billington) a film critic? Aren't you paid to watch the entire film, particularly the big winner at Cannes? Like going to half a day at work for me - I'm supposed to go for the full 8-12 hours...jeez




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