Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 8/10
'Uncle Boonmee' is mysterious, haunting, surreal, and unconventional, a deserving winner of this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes. However, it is sure to be a bore for the majority of audiences, particularly those who lack an appreciation for postmodernism, magic realism, and Buddhism. The opening is brilliant and Tarkovsky-esque, and the catfish scene is truly remarkable and unlike anything I have ever seen. The film is an interesting reflection on remembrance, reincarnation, and the death of spirituality.