There has to be a chunk of Fresno indie film fans who saw the Palme d’Or Award-winning “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” at the Fresno Film Festival that disagrees heartily with my take on the film. I wrote in Friday’s 7 section:
Yes, some of the weird visuals and frank interactions between the corporeal and metaphysical worlds have a moody brilliance to them. And anytime you tackle the issue of karma, it’s practically an invitation to gorge on self-reflection. But on balance, “Uncle Boonmee” is the kind of film that you have to talk yourself into thinking is great – or at least that’s my take. I’m curious to see how Fresno audiences will respond.
Now that folks have had a chance to see the film, what did you think? Am I a hopeless rube on this one? Or an astute observer calling a much-needed “Emperor’s new clothes” foul on the film intelligensia?
Any other thoughts on this year’s festival?