â€˜Uncle Boonmeeâ€™ Wins AFA Best Picture Award
A Thai film that mixes contemplations on life, death and reincarnation won best film at the Asian Film Awards ceremony on Monday night in Hong Kong, but the event was overshadowed by the recent earthquake in Japan.
â€œUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Livesâ€ from director Apichatpong Weerasethakul won over five nominated films including two box-office hits from China: â€œAftershockâ€ and â€œLet the Bullets Fly.â€
It was the first Thai movie to be named best film at the Asian Film Awards, now in its fifth year.
Mr. Apichatpong thanked the jury for honoring his â€œvery small film,â€ and he called on the Asian film industry to continue to â€œcreate great, great stories for the future.â€