EASTERN PROMISES is dedicated to showcasing the best of East Asian cinemas, from beloved classics to forgotten gems. Celebrating 4/20 and the films of Bong Joon-Ho, The Paradise Bloor Theatre and Eastern Promises Presents an all-day event… Bong Hits!!

We’re starting the day of Bong Hits with a doozy of crime melodrama, Bong Joon-Ho’s Mother.

A widow (Kim Hye-ja) resides with her mentally challenged son (Won-bin) in a small South Korean town, where she scrapes out a living selling medicinal herbs. Mother and son are plunged into a nightmare when the body of a murdered young girl is discovered. Circumstantial evidence indicates the son's involvement, and he becomes the prime suspect during the sloppy police investigation. Betrayed by the legal system, the mother takes the law into her own hands to clear her son's name.

(Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Saturday April 20th, 2 PM/1:30 PM Doors

General Admission $15.00 | Student/Senior (with valid ID) $12.50 + HST/eventbrite fees

Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.

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Directed by:
Bong Joon Ho
Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of)
129 mins
Korean, English Subtitles

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