Cannes 2009: Mother review

Korean writer/director Bong Joon Ho is best known in the UK for giant-tadpole monster movie The Host – even though his previous film, police procedural killer thriller Memories Of Murder, is far superior.

Mother sees Bong return to the territory of Memories.

It focuses on 28-year-old Do-Joon (Won-Bin), a shy man with learning difficulties who still sleeps with his mother (Kim Hye-Ja) - and maybe in THAT way too, one sequence shows him slipping into bed to cup her breast (‘It’s late…’ she grumbles).

Following a teenage girl home one night, Do-Joon awakens the next day to find himself accused of murder.