A film, which at a first glance can be easily mistaken for a mysterious object, is a complex labyrinth of symbolic connections, interconnected stories, blurry dreams and half-forgotten memories.
I believe I can not summorize the plot better, than Joe does himself:
Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave — the birthplace of his first life…
So that’s the plot, which is only a small part of everything. Maybe, it’s easier to understand Apichatpong Weerasethakul (or just Joe) films all taken together, rather than analyzing each one separately. Story abruptly ended in one of them can be followed upon in the other one.. Maybe the cave is a metaphor for the space preceding the death, or it also possible that a dropping of traditional, linear to any extent at all, narrative story is a way to get rid of only single possible interpretation, and a way to produce multiple meanings, to reflect the complicated nature of memories of dreams. TIme can not be the same for ghosts.