The latest film from Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Memories of Murder, and one third of Tokyo!) looks like a return to smaller-scale drama after the runaway success of his 2006 blockbuster creature feature The Host (though that film also had plenty of human drama in between monster attacks). The title character in Mother (Kim Hye-ja) lives with her asocial and introverted adult son (K-Pop singer/actor Won Bin, making his return to the screen after fulfilling his mandatory military service), and when he’s wrongly scapegoated by the local police for a murder, she sets out alone to prove his innocence. This isn’t a proper trailer, but it does give a few glimpses from the film, along with director Bong speaking. I’m not sure exactly what he’s saying (Any Hangul speakers out there want to help me out with the translation?), but he was quoted in Variety last year, saying of the film:
I want to make the saddest yet most beautiful crime drama ever. At the center of this story is a small and weak mother who stands alone, a woman so determined that she can’t even stop herself.
This scoop courtesy of Wildgrounds, where you’ll also find two posters for the film.