Uncle Boonmee wins Palm dOr

Thai film wins Cannes Palm d’Or

“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” has won the Palm d’Or prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

The Thai film tells the tale of a dying man who is visited by the spirits of his death wife and son.

Taking to the stage to accept the accolade, Apichatpong Weerasethakul dedicated the win to his fellow countrymen and used the platform to criticise Thailand’s rigid rules on censorship.

“I’d like to thank the jury, particularly Tim Burton, whose haircut I really like,” Weerasethakul said during his acceptance speech. “I’d like to send a message home: this prize is for you.”