Magnolia Cuddling With Joon-Ho’s Mother


From the director of The Host

The Wagner/Cuban Companies’ Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Bong Joon-Ho’s Mother, which debuted at Cannes. Magnolia had a big hit in 2007 with Bong’s The Host.

Mother is a thriller about a mother’s primal love for her son. It stars Kim Hye-ja as a mother who throws herself body and soul into proving the innocence of her son who she believes to be wrongly accused of murder so she sets out to find the real killer.

The Korean selection for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Mother continues its run on the festival circuit this fall — it is an official selection in both the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

Magnolia plans on releasing the film theatrically sometime early next year.

Source: Magnolia Pictures