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Mother and Son (1997)
"Mat i syn" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 February 1998 (USA)
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A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside... See full summary »

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A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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On the "Opie & Anthony" radio show, comedian Louis C.K. talked about seeing this film at the famous Castro Theater in San Francisco. Incorrectly remembering the title as "Father and Mother", he described it as a Russian film in which nothing happens for long periods of time. He also said that it was worth giving the benefit of the doubt because it was interesting and he'd never seen anything like it. See more »

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beautiful and haunting
26 April 2001 | by (Belfast, N.I) – See all my reviews

I had completely forgotten about the film until I was chatting to a friend today and an image suddenly formed, unbidden in my mind, and I could perfectly see that wonderful scene where the son supports his mother and her skin seems almost translucent, and all that can be heard on the soundtrack is her laboured breathing, and those wonderful painterly scenes of verdant meadows. I doubt I will have a cinematic experience like watching this film again. Rushing home from work, I went out to meet a friend and see it. Sat in a beautiful cinema that smelled of red velvet, we got to see this film, where just for a second time stops and slows. All that matters is sensation, and beauty, and plot or character just fades away... the most wonderful film, so different and so fragile.


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