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Golden prize for FACT film.

LIVERPOOL'S FACT was celebrating today after a film created as part of an exhibition at the Wood Street arts centre was awarded the highest accolade at Cannes.

Thai film-maker Apichatpong 'Joe' Weerasekthakul won the Palme d'Or with his film Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

The movie was born from the Primative exhibition -Weerasekthakul's first solo UK show-held at FACT last September as a major part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival.

Mike Stubbs, director of FACT, said today: "We're thrilled ApichatpongWeerasekthakul has won the Palme d''Or at Cannes and very proud here at FACT to be part of the Primitive project.

"Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives was conceived as an integral part of the Primitive project, which includes the seven screen gallery installation of the same name co-commissioned by FACT and showed here as part of Abandon Normal Devices."

The multi-screen video installation Primate was commissioned by FACT, in partnership with Haus der Kunst, Munich and Animate Projects, London.


WINNER: ApichatpongWeerasethakul
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 25, 2010
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