Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apichatpong-a-rama: Award in Dubai, Independent Spirit nomination and lists, lists, lists

Recent awards news about Apichatpong Weerasethakul and his Cannes Palme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives:

And to the year-end lists, which is just a taste of things to come:

  • Cahiers du Cinema lists Uncle Boonmee as its No. 1 film of 2010. According to critic Cédric Succivalli, Boonmee appeared on every one of the ballots and was listed at No. 1 on more than half of them.
  • The Toronto Film Critics Association picked Boonmee as a runner-up behind The Social Network and The Black Swan for Best Picture. Boonmee was also named their Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Film Comment lists Uncle Boonmee as its No. 1 unreleased film of 2010.
  • The Sight and Sound year-end poll lists Uncle Boonmee at No. 2, receiving the 19 votes to come in behind The Social Network.

Film festivals:

Finally, the Mubi Notebook has a roundup of Boonmee posters from around the world, with striking designs from Germany and Mexico, featuring the Monkey Ghost. I think my favorite so far is the Spanish poster, featuring the Catfish Princess.

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