Shocker: Thai Film Wins at Cannes

'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' captures Palme d'Or
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2010 2:35 PM CDT
Shocker: Thai Film Wins at Cannes
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 held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2010 in...   (Getty Images)

(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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