South Korean film MOTHER to be screened at UAlbany on April 28, 2017

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Still from film MOTHER (South Korean, 2009, directed by Bong Joon-ho)

ALBANY, NY (04/12/2017) (readMedia)-- MOTHER (South Korea, 2009, 128 minutes, color, in Korean with English subtitles, directed by Bong Joon-ho) will be shown on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

A mother attempts to solve the brutal murder of a young girl for which her mentally challenged son has been accused. This labyrinthine and deceptive film received critical praise for South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (SNOWPIERCER) and won a number of international film festival awards including the Asian Film Award for Best Actress (Hye-ja Kim), Best Film, and Best Screenplay.

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