Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

DoP: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Year: 2010

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Things To Consider

  • Landscape is used in various ways, the jungle is used to tell a variety of stories all which deal with accepting death. For Weerasethakul the jungle offers a perfect backdrop, its dense and mysterious, can be peaceful and teaming with life at the same time.
  • Weerasethakul uses darkness and negative space to really force us to explore an image search out information. We often find ourselves trying to figure out exactly what it is we are being shown, this forces us to question why we are being shown it, and also allows us to get a greater sense of the feeling of the place.
  • Look at how the Fairytale of the Princess is shot, its all tinted a deeper shade of blue and the camera work is different, the framing in this segment is also a bit more traditional, the camera gets a lot closer to the characters. This not only underlines that this is a story being told within our story, but highlights the unusual approach taken to framing throughout the rest of the film.

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