Worth Watching: English Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Mother
Don't let that title deceive you, this is actually fantastic Korean film. Mother is the latest film from The Host director Bong Joon-ho. After an asocial loser is framed as the perpetrator of a horrific murder, his hard-headed mother goes on the hunt to find the real killer in order to keep her son from going to prison. I got to see this in Cannes back in May and I actually enjoyed it a lot more than Park Chan-wook's Thirst, to make a comparison. Believe it or not, it's actually as crazy as any Park Chan-wook film, but in a much different way. Bong Joon-ho is a brilliant filmmaker and I highly suggest everyone keep an eye on this.
Watch the English trailer 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. It first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year but still doesn't have a US distributor. Stay tuned for updates!