Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Palme D'Or at Cannes for "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" in May 2010, a month that saw a violent military crackdown on anti-government protestors in Bangkok.  Perceived as anti-monarchist in Thailand and innovative by his loyal fanbase, he is a polarizing figure in Thailand and abroad.

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A Thai Director Earns Acclaim Abroad and Ambivalence at Home