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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Straight outta Thailand comes this highly unusual, Cannes Film Festival Palm D'Or-winning drama/comedy/fantasy. The titular relative spends the film lying on his deathbed recalling his various past lives and getting visits from his various relatives. Right out of the gate, the film veers into flipped-out mystical territory. Among Boonmee's odder past lives is one in which he was a particularly amorous catfish. And some of Boonmee's more unusual visitors include the ghost of his dead wife and a long-lost son who returns in the form of an Asian Sasquatch. Odd as this metaphysical death trip is (forget linear structure or traditional plot progression), it's both gorgeous and enchanting. In Thai with English subtitles. 114 minutes