In acclaimed Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s latest film, a mother lives quietly with her 28-year-old son, Do-joon. When a girl is brutally murdered and Do-joon is charged with the killing, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.
“Bold, unpredictable and quietly devastating, Mother is Bong’s first masterpiece.” TIME OUT
“… a suspense thriller, a gripping psychological study and… a witty subversion of the forensic-procedural genre. It is also a great showcase for 59-year-old South Korean star Kim Hye-ja, excellent as a middle-aged single woman eking out a living as a herbalist and unlicensed acupuncturist.”
“The movie’s off-kilter story logic, pitch-perfect editing and beady compositional panache make it one of the most stylistically pleasurable in months” THE TELEGRAPH