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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. Mr. Weerasethakul is a member of the Archive’s International Advisory Board and will be hosting a post-screening discussion.



“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 Weerasethakul

SATURDAY, 15 JANUARY 2011, 7 PM
THE CATHAY CINEPLEX (DHOBY GHAUT)

FILMMAKER APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL WILL BE PRESENT FOR POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION

Programme
7.00pm Guests seated
(Registration begins at 6.00pm)
7.05pm Introduction
7.15pm Film screening (free seating)
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

FILM SYPNOSIS:
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 Malady 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, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Online donation: http://www.asianfilmarchive.org/BeInvolved/Donate.aspx
Contact: Karen Chan (info@asianfilmarchive.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 opens exclusively at The Picturehouse on 27 January 2011.

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