Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

           Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
               Genre: Comedy
               Death, disease, Thailand, rebirth, jungle, Cannes 2010, Cave
  Actually, to make a movie like the new work by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul describe inadequate – have Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives you have seen with my own eyes. And it was only in order – which happened not infrequently in the performances in Cannes – leave the hall early to other viewers. Who durchhielt but to the very end, was rewarded with an experience that you can now do in the cinema only rarely. For despite (or perhaps because of) the bulkiness and the difficulty decipherable faith and life, told by the director in his nearly two-hour movie, Uncle Bonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives a work of rare beauty and captivating strangeness. Uncle Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar suspects) after an acute kidney failure, that he only leaves little time before he has to die and does so in the northeast of Thailand, for there in the circle of his family on the death. wait As Boonmee evening with his sister Jen (Jenijira Pongpas) and his nephew Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee) down together, they appear Boonmees the spirit of many years of dead woman Huay (Natthakarn Aphaiwonk). A little later, a monkey-like creature enters with piercing red eyes shining the lonely farmhouse and turns out to be Boonmees many years ago, mysteriously disappeared son Boonsong (Geerasak Kulhong). Together with the living itself makes Boonmee on a recent trip to the cave where he was born and will go in accordance with his will and his life to end, while the spirits of the dying introduce him into the mystery of rebirth … Although the current military junta in Thailand increasingly against the belief in reincarnation and the belief of the existence of spiritual beings shaped Theravada Buddhism goes maintain, still many Thais their very own form of faith, clearly animistic and primitive characteristics bears. Among them is Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who finished with his new film to be Primitive Project , which consists, inter alia, from the short film A Letter to Uncle Boonmee, various installations and a photo collection. In its blending of personal experiences, a quasi-documentary and ethnographic gaze and images full of fantasy and suggestive told the director in long and often ornate, obscene then abruptly and then contemplative images of death and rebirth, of guilt, the Boonmee is has loaded and after the search of redemption. Follows the film, at least at the beginning nor the laws of space and time, dissolves in the course of nearly two hours of any chronology and the strict separation between actual things experienced and fantasized or imagined, between the real and spiritual world to a hallucinatory picture-full of puzzles and magical moments. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives with distance was the most artistic, most independent and for some viewers too cryptic review of competition in the Cannes Film Festival. He is a film that told without special effects gadgets and other film-technical mumbo jumbo from a world of its own and makes things visible, normally closed to the left to the viewer. In well-framed images and tableaux he creates using a first glance quite simple story is a kaleidoscope of his home, referring to the dying and the ghosts of the past, not only to Uncle Boonmee, but in metaphors for a country at a standstill, border area between life, death and rebirth to be understood. In this transcendental experience and the pull of the sensual experience and beautiful images you glide as spectators easily to a different level of perception and start after some time to adapt suddenly himself, in the existence of ghosts and intermediate being, to believe in the circle of rebirths and reincarnations. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is a temptation to see, the one the one hand, very naive, but on the other hand conveys immensely fascinating look at the new realities and perspectives on the world. And all this without CGI graphics and complex special effects. This in itself is a small cinema miracle. That his new film, Weerasethakul does not necessarily best, but is his most accessible with security, has now won the Golden Palm, is in many respects a decision of a signal. It indicates firstly, that the current political events in Thailand performed well on the Cote d’Azur and explicitly political artist like Weerasethakul are supported. The jury’s decision but only on the current situation in the home of filmmaker due falls short. With the not necessarily expected, but later mostly welcomed the award of the prize to the Thai filmmaker Cannes is despite this year was very streaky contest a sign that the art of film, the bulky, mysterious, aesthetic self and uncomfortable cinema, still its advocates has. Whether Weerasethakul film is released in Germany, is yet open. And there is a risk that is Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, even in the case of a Releasedate played out largely in camera. However, one should take the opportunity to see this movie, unless it finds its way into the German cinemas. Because no matter whether you like him or not – something like the death of Uncle Boonmee is a cinematic frontier experience, as they can currently only rarely do in the movies. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Original Title: Lung Boonmee raluek chat Country of production: Germany, France, Spain, Britain, Thailand (# ) Production year: 2010 Length: 113 (Min.)

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