Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar) 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 to a mysterious cave – the birthplace of his first life.


Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Geerasak Kulhong, Kanokporn Thongaram, Samud Kugasang, Sumit Suebsee, Vien Pimdee



Director & Script: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Yukontorn Mingmongkon, Charin Pengpanich

Production: Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Charles de Meaux, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Hans W. Geißendörfer (GFF), Luis Minarro, Michael Weber

“Palme d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival, 2010