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Thursday 14 February 2013 Updated: 14/02 16:37

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THE LATEST film from South Korean director Joon-ho Bong, Mother (15), will be screened at the Splendid Cinema this Sunday (Feb 17) and redefines the cliché about what a mother would do for her children.

The film centres on a devoted mother (Hye-ja Kim) who will stop at nothing to protect her son (Bin Won) from a murder charge she’s positive he is not responsible for.

Director Bong hit the international stage with the much acclaimed monster movie The Host (2006) and his latest offering is notable for its unexpected narrative twists and the director’s exceptional cinematic vision. It questions the nature of motherhood, specifically, how far would a woman go in order to defend her child.

At the centre of Bong‘s film is the remarkable Hye-ja Kim, who has earned several international critics‘ awards for her performance. The film too earned several awards, both in Asia and in the West, including the Best Film nod at the Blue Dragon awards (South Korea‘s Oscars).

Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening Eventide, a short film by Brian Harley, before Mother as part of the Splendid Cinema’s initiative supporting local filmmakers.

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

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