Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Film Review: Meditative ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’

Uncle Boonmee
HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

CHICAGO – “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” opens with one of its most striking, memorable, and essential images. A buffalo stands in a forest at what appears to be dusk, as we can see him only in shadow. He moves slowly around a tree, almost ghostly, before escaping and running through a field and into a forest. As the film unfolds after this unusual prologue, one can trace its themes back to the power of that image — as the natural and spiritual worlds seem to intertwine in the picture of a majestic creature.

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