Indie Trailer Sunday: US Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Mother
Magnolia recently debuted an official US trailer for Bong Joon-ho's new film Mother, which first premiered at Cannes last year. That's where I first saw it and although I never wrote a review, I did love the film. The more I think back to it, the more I remember really enjoying it as one of my highlights of that fest (even over Park Chan-wook's Thirst). In fact, Mother eventually becomes a Park Chan-wook kind of film, but with Bong Joon-ho still behind the lens. This trailer calls it a "masterpiece" and I honestly don't think that's too far off. The film is about a mother who desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for a horrific murder.
Watch the official US trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Mother:
You can also watch the official Mother trailer in High Definition on Apple
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. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and was later picked up by Magnolia Pictures. They are finally bringing Mother to limited theaters starting on March 12th this year.