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Apichatpong Weerasethaku

Agrarian Reincarnations Of Cinema

by HG MASTERS

Populated by ghost-tigers, migrant workers, gay lovers and besotted doctors, the enigmatic films of Thailand's leading director take a closer look at country life.

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, 2010, film still in which the protagonist's 

long-lost son visits him in the form of a monkey-spirit.

Some years ago, in the mid-1990s, with only a shoestring budget and a small film crew to accompany him, Apichatpong Weerasethakul decided to venture out from Bangkok to the Thai countryside to capture the rural

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