Shocker: Thai Film Wins at Cannes
'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' captures Palme d'Or
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2010 2:35 PM CDT
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Palme d'Or winner for ''Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' ('Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat') director Apichatpong Weerasethakul looks on during the Palme d'Or Award Ceremony...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In a major upset, the Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives has won the top honor at Cannes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "I'd like to send a message home," director Apichatpong Weerasethakul said in accepting the Palme d'Or. "This prize is for you." Mike Leigh's Another Year had been considered a favorite for the top award, but English-language films failed to capture any major prizes, Entertainment Weekly notes.

 

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