2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or Goes to Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The movie “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” won the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The award was presented to the film’s director on Sunday night as the 63rd Cannes Film Festival drew to a close.
“Uncle Boonmee” was directed by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and was a magical-surreal tale of a man suffering from kidney failure. In one of a series of weird parts of the tale the man encounters his dead wife and missing son, who appears as a monkey ghost, as he prepares to die. The jury that made the prize selections at the festival was headed by U.S. director Tim Burton and featured well known actors and actresses such as Benicio Del Toro and Kate Beckinsale.
The Palm d’Or is the top prize given out at the annual Cannes Film Festival. French director Olivier Beauvois’ “Of Gods and Men” won the runner-up Grand Prix award.