Charity Screening: UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
Make a gift of SGD$50.00 to the Asian Film Archive and be invited to the Asian Film Archive Presents
the Singapore premiere of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Winner of the
Palme d’Or, Festival de Cannes 2010 - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past
Lives is the latest
feature by visionary Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
is a member of the Archive’s International Advisory Board and will be hosting a
“I have known the Asian Film Archive for several years. I greatly admire its
mission to preserve our heritage. Each day our lives have been documented and
expressed in moving images forms. We are overwhelmed by them and tend to look at
them as throw-aways. We often forget that they are our treasure, our gift to our
children. The Archive is a significant instrument in guarding this wealth.
However, its operation is impossible without our support. Our contribution in
any form can move it forward. Let's amaze the future world.” - Apichatpong
SATURDAY, 15 JANUARY 2011, 7 PM
THE CATHAY CINEPLEX (DHOBY GHAUT)
FILMMAKER APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL WILL BE PRESENT FOR POST-SCREENING
7.00pm Guests seated
(Registration begins at 6.00pm)
7.15pm Film screening
9.15pm Q&A with filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(The Picturehouse Lounge)
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES | 2010 | 113 MINUTES | PG (NO
CUT) | THAI, WITH ENGLISH
SUBTITLES | APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen
to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside.
Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his
long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for
his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious
hilltop cave - the birthplace of his first life...
BIOGRAPHY | FILMMAKER, APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
is the first filmmaker
from Southeast Asia to win the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film
Festival. He began making short film and video works before shooting the
documentary Mysterious Object at Noon
. Since 1998, the filmmaker, who deals with
memory and socio-political issues, has mounted exhibitions and installations in
many countries. His art projects and feature films have won him numerous
festival prizes and widespread international recognition. At the Festival of
Cannes, Blissfully Yours
won the prize Un Certain Regard in 2002 while Tropical
in Competition in 2004, received the Jury's Prize.
THE ASIAN FILM ARCHIVE
is a non-governmental organisation and charity
founded to preserve the rich film heritage of Asian Cinema, to encourage
research on film and to promote a wider critical appreciation of this art form.
Its collections are available to the public through the Asian Film Archive
Reference Collection. The Archive organises screenings, educational and cultural
programmes to dynamically reach out to the community. The Archive is the only
Singapore affiliate of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an
association of world-leading film archives, and its work is award winning and
internationally recognised by its peers.
Every gift of SGD$50.00 to the Asian Film Archive entitles you to ONE ticket
to the Asian Film Archive Presents: Charity Screening of
Uncle Boonmee Who
Can Recall His Past Lives, and a post-screening discussion with filmmaker,
Contact: Karen Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 6777 3243)
Asian Film Archive Charity Registration Number: 01910
The Archive depends on your support. We are an Institution of Public Character
(IPC) and cash donations to the Archive are eligible for a 250% tax-deduction.
Your tax-deductible gift enables the Asian Film Archive to preserve our film
heritage for future generations to enjoy.
Courtesy of Cathay-Keris Films Pte Ltd, The Picturehouse and Lighthouse Pictures.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
exclusively at The Picturehouse on 27 January 2011.
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