Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives (Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat)

A feature film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Winner of the Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2010.

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave -- the birthplace of his first life...

Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives is the
feature film element of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s
Primitive project, which deals with ideas of extinction
and the recollection of past lives.

Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives (Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat) is produced by Kick the Machine Films, Illuminations Films, Anna Sanders Films with Eddie Saeta (SA), GFF Film-und Fernsehproduktion KG and The Match Factory.


Main Cast: Thanapat Saisaymar (as Uncle Boonmee), Jenjira Pongpas (as Jenjira), Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Geerasak Kulhong, Kanokporn Thongaram

Directors of Photography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Yukontorn Mingmongkon, Charin Pengpanich
Sound Design: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr, Shimizu Koichi
Editor: Lee Chatametikool
Production Design: Akekarat Homlaor
Set Design: Nitipong Thintubthai
Costume Design: Chatchai Chaiyon
Special Make-up: Achawan Pupawan
Line Producer: Suchada Sirithanawuddhi

Produced by:
Simon Field, Keith Griffiths - Illumination Films/Past Lives Productions (UK)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Kick the Machine Films (Thailand)

Co-Produced by:
Charles de Meaux - Anna Sanders Films (France)
Michael Weber - The Match Factory (Germany)
Hans W. Geissendoerfer - GFF Geissendoerfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion KG (Germany)
Luis Miñarro - Eddie Saeta, S.A. (Spain)

In Association With:
ZDF/Arte (Germany)

With the Participation of:
Fonds Sud Cinema (France)
Ministère de la culture et de la communication CNC (France)
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes (France)

With the Support of:
Ministry of Culture (Thailand)
World Cinema Fund (Germany)
Hubert Bals Fund, International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Associate Producers:
Caroleen Feeney (USA)
Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover - Louverture Films (USA)

In Association With:
Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool (UK)
Animate Projects, London (UK)