A Korean woman dressed in purple stands in a cornfield, looking off to the left.

About Mother

When Kim Hye-ja’s nameless mother of the title discovers her 27 year old son has been arrested for murder, she obsessively sets out to track down the real killer and prove her son’s innocence in this gripping blend of thriller and melodrama from Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho.

Mother astands out in Bong’s filmography as a laser-focused character study—veteran actress Kim Hye-ja gives perhaps the performance of her career in this female fronted whodunit that shows the (violent?) lengths to which a mother will go to protect her son.

Screening as part of the Bad Mums: Motherhood In Cinema season to accompany the touring exhibition Acts Of Creation: On Art and Motherhood.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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