Previously at the ICA - Films
20 Aug 2010 – 9 Sep 2010
★★★★★ "Bold, unpredictable and quietly devastating, ‘Mother’ is Bong’s first masterpiece." Time Out
The director of contemporary Korean classics Memories of Murder and The Host returns with a wickedly twisted tale about what can happen when a mother’s love for her son goes too far.
Part detective story, part melodrama but still a totally original construct with its own shape and style. This darkly comic film from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has quickly acquired cult status. Maternal love comes into its own as a mother turns super-sleuth to seek justice for her son.
Dir Bong Joon-ho, 2009, South Korea, 129 mins, cert 15.