“Boonmee is suffering from kidney disease, and as he goes briskly about his everyday business, accompanied by his sister-in-law, Jen (Jenjira Pongpas), and the young men he has hired as caretakers, it becomes clear that he is saying goodbye. His present life is shadowed by regrets, only some of which are alluded to, like his actions during a long-ago period of political violence. One evening, as he and Jen are having dinner outdoors, they are joined by the specters of Boonmee’s long-lost son (Geerasak Kulhong), who has assumed the shape of a man-size monkey, and of Boonmee’s wife (Natthakarn Aphaiwonk), whose appearance is more traditionally movie-ghostlike.“ A.O. Scott, New York Times continues: “Encountered in an appropriately exploratory frame of mind, it can produce something close to bliss.“

Around The World in 14 Films 2018, presented by Vincenzo Bugno

In cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale


+++ Matinee +++

Regie: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Drehbuch: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
OT: Lung Boonmee raluek chat
Produktionsland: Thailand, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain 2010
Produktion: Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Apichatpong Weerasethakul – with the support of the World Cinema Fund of the Berlinale
Cast: Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk, Thanapat Saisaymar
Format: 35mm / coulour
Länge: 114 min.
Sprache: Thai OV / English subtitles
Festivals: Cannes, Toronto, Rio, New York, Sitges, London, Tokyo, Tallinn, Jakarta, Dubai etc.
Preise: Cannes Golden Palme 2010, more than ten other prizes