Wednesday, October 9

Special Events ArchiveSpecial Screenings (previous events)



2009 • dir Bong Joon-ho w/Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun • 129 min • 35mm

To celebrate PARASITE, the newest film by acclaimed director (and Brattle fave) Bong Joon-ho, we are screening one of his more overlooked films. In MOTHER, Hye-ja Kim gives an incredible performance as the mother of Do-joon, a developmentally challenged man who is charged with the murder of a young woman. Convinced of his innocence, the mother starts an investigation of her own to uncover the real murderer but may not be prepared for the consequences of her actions.

“Bold, unpredictable and quietly devastating, Mother is Bong’s first masterpiece.”
– Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“Subtle, beautiful and intelligently subversive.”
– Sophie Kingston-Smith, CineVue

“It’s the finest work yet by a filmmaker who knows how to turn the toxins poisoning our lives into a figment of savage power and delight.”
– Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix

Ticket Information:

Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

Wednesday 10/9
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.