A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Monday, April 26, 2010
It opens with the title character doing an odd dance in the middle of the field. Soon her imbecile son whom she has a strange relationship with will be accused of a heinous murder, and she will launch her own investigation, doing whatever it takes to clear his name. Mother is a strange thriller out of South Korea. It experiments with several different tones and genres, which does not always amount to desirous results. The film is beautifully filmed and there are some wonderful camera shots, movements, and angles. Though this is an atypical film that isn't always shot the way you want and made in the tone you want, it is still refreshing to see originality at the local cinema.