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Tuesday, March 2
Landmark E Street
Washington, DC

Director Bong Joon-ho will be on hand at the screening for a very special Q&A with the audience following the screening.

Official Selection:
2009 Tribeca Film Festival
2009 New York Film Festival
2009 AFI Fest

The latest film from award-winning Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) is a unique murder mystery about a mother’s primal love for her son.
Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded twenty-seven-year-old son, Do-joon. Often a source of anxiety to his mother, Do-joon behaves in foolish or simply dangerous ways. One night, while walking home drunk, he encounters a school girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder. An inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force result in a speedy conviction. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl’s killer. In her obsessive quest to clear her son’s name, Mother steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.

Official movie website.

About Bong Joon-Ho:
After completing only three feature films—Barking Dogs Never Bite, Memories of Murder and The Host —writer and director BONG Joon-ho’s undeniable talent pushed him to the forefront of the Korean film industry. Memories of Murder was a gripping thriller about a series of unsolved murders in the 1980s. The Host followed a family as they dealt with a monster that rose from the Han River in the middle of Seoul. The films of BONG Joon-ho regularly, and brilliantly, break with convention, thanks to an imagination that is not confined to the accepted parameters of humor, suspense, or horror. BONG Joon-ho remains a director of intimacy even as he puts himself in the public eye, and despite holding the Korean box office admissions record (with 13 million for The Host), he chose to examine the simple figure of the mother for his latest film. MOTHER dissolves Korean social reality and family drama in a vat of larger-than-life imagination. BONG turns his camera on a figure well known to all, once again exploring it through unexpected cinematographic aspects.

MOTHER opens in Washington, DC theaters on Friday, March 19.

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