Thai film “Uncle Boonmee” wins top prize in Cannes

Thai film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" won the coveted Palme d'Or for best picture at the Cannes film festival Sunday.

The mystical exploration of themes related to reincarnation as a well-to-do farmer confronts his imminent death was directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The director, who has won other prizes in Cannes before, said during the festival that his thoughts were mainly on violence back home between government forces and protesters in the "red shirt" movement.

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