Previously at the ICA - Films
19 Nov 2010 – 6 Jan 2011
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph
An enchanting cabinet of curiosities from artist-filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul that draws the viewer deep into its dreamlike world, a place where reincarnation, animism and out-of-body experiences are an everyday occurrence. The veranda of a jungle home, where the film’s title character is living out his final days, is the gathering place for spirits who will guide Boonmee to the next life. It’s their tales that create the narrative, a compendium of folklore and fable that create a flickering spiritual world.
Dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010, Thailand/UK/France/Germany/Spain, 113 mins, English subtitles