What makes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, a film that won the 2010 Palme d'Or at Cannes, so remarkable is the way it upsets standard narrative coding. It has ghosts and monsters, but they aren't at all scary; its central character is dying of kidney failure, but the movie is not sad or melancholy. Indeed, it has the feel or lightness of a comedy, but it's not funny. And, finally, despite all its supernatural happenings, the film is not magical. It's just beautiful and strange, wonderful and mundane, profound and simple. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 829-7863, 7 and 9:15 pm, $6–$9)