Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives: March 4

Strand Releasing gives a limited theatrical spin to this import, including engagements in New York City and at the Laemmle Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, this winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2010 sounds more like art house fare than a full-blown genre exercise, but there is a genre element tucked into the narrative.The story:

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…