Short Korean Teaser Video for Bong Joon-ho's Mother
by Alex Billington
March 27, 2009
Earlier this week, in our update on The Host director Bong Joon-ho's upcoming sci-fi project, I mentioned that he had another film in the works titled just Mother. Thanks to both SlashFilm and Wildgrounds, we've got a very short teaser video today that gives us our first glimpse at Bong Joon-ho's latest work. In Mother, an asocial loser is framed as the perpetrator of a horrific murder and his hard-headed mother has to figure out who really did it to keep her son from going to prison. This is expected to premiere at Cannes in May this year. Apologies for the lack of English subtitles, but it should be worth a quick look anyway.
Watch the Korean teaser for Bong Joon-ho's Mother:
Mother is directed by Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, of Barking Dogs Never Bite, Memories of Murder, and the monster feature The Host most recently, as well as one of the segments of Tokyo!. The screenplay was co-written by Bong Joon-ho and Park Eun-kyo, of Crush and Blush previously. Starring as the mother in the film is Korean actress Kim Hye-ja, who has been absent from the big screen for ten years, last starring in Mayonnaise in 1999. Mother is being developed and sold by CJ Entertainment in Korea, although it doesn't have a US distributor just yet. Stay tuned for more details on this film as soon as they arrive!