As elderly Uncle Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar) retreats to his deathbed for his last days of living, he enters a rhapsodic state of mind that brings forth the ghost of his late wife and visions of his long-lost son, who appears in a strangely unsettling form. The spirits gradually take hold of the elderly man's soul to better guide him to the next world. A haunting, humorous, and moving exploration of mortality from Thailand; Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee co-star. 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Thai Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; bonus short "A Letter to Uncle Boonmee" (2009); deleted scenes; interviews. In Thai with English subtitles.
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.