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“˜Uncle Boonmee’ Wins AFA Best Picture Award

22 March 2011

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“˜Uncle Boonmee’ 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.

“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” from director Apichatpong Weerasethakul won over five nominated films including two box-office hits from China: “Aftershock” and “Let the Bullets Fly.”

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 “very small film,” and he called on the Asian film industry to continue to “create great, great stories for the future.”

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via Wall Street Journal

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