Thai director wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival
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Published: 5/25/2010 6:15 PM
Print this article Thailand recently landed in the news for the protests in Bangkok, but the country is making headlines for its cinematic accomplishments as well.
Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul just won the Palm D'Or for his film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives." His beautiful drama beat out 19 other contenders.
"It is such a reward because this was a small film, filmed on a tiny budget and filmed in the jungle with many hardships around us," he told BBC News.
The film tells the story of Boonmee, a man who is dying from kidney failure. He is then visited by his late wife and missing son, who has morphed into an ape.
"I think Thailand needs some kind of hope in other ways because we are very depressed about the confrontation of different ideologies right now," he told the news outlet.
This isn't the first example of a Thai film striking a chord with foreign audiences. "Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior" and "Ong Bak 2," which were both released in the United States, were met with critical acclaim and box office success.
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