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May 23, 2010

New Weerasethakul

Out of all the shots in the history of cinema, very few haunt me as much as that slow dolly towards the jungle (after the soldiers have left the frame) in Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Tropical Malady.

So, out of all the films playing at Cannes this year, I'm most looking forward to his new movie, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.


It feels like it's been ages since Syndromes And A Century.

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And, within hours of posting this, the Cannes jury awarded Uncle Boonmee the Palm D'Or! Way to go, Tim Burton.

Posted by David Lowery at May 23, 2010 12:58 AM