FNC Fest Picks #2: Mother
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Following the smash success of his previous films, Memories of Murder and The Host, Korean sensation Bong Joon-ho returns with a stylish thriller that is both detective story and psychological horror 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. And so when the story poses the question of how far a mother would go to protect her son, all options are open. But solving the murder is not necessarily the heart of Mother. Instead, the film probes deeper and deeper into the cruelty, falsities and contempt of its small town.