Friday, October 21, 2011

My Mother (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)
My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

Genre: Drama
Director: Christophe Honoré
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel
Language: French, English, German, Spanish
Duration: 110 min.
Rating: 6.1  

Following the death of his father, a young man is introduced to a world of hedonism and depravity by his attractive and amoral mother.

My Mother is a film by French director Christophe Honoré, based loosely on a novel by George Bataille.  It premiered at the Cannes Film Market in 2004.

It is a perverse and twisted tale set in the Canary Islands, that follows teenage Pierre (Louis Garrel) who was raised by his grandparents and recently graduated from boarding school, as he spends the summer with his parents in their island villa.  After his father (Philipe Duclos) dies in an accident, Pierre learns of the debauched lives of his parents, and is encouraged by his uninhibited party girl mother Hélène (Isabelle Hupert) to explore increasingly depraved scenarios.  Leading to the two of them becoming dangerously close.

Take one part creepy and another part disgusting, and top it off with one of the most disturbing climaxes ever filmed and you have former children's book author Christophe Honoré's My Mother.  Despite the fairly ridiculous screenplay, it does have some excellent scenic shots of the island environment and a typically solid performance from screen legend Huppert, who bravely portrays a far from commendable character.  Though I really cannot reccomend this to anyone, unless you are looking for a pure WTF film, or maybe a cure for Oedipus complex.

Bonjour Tristesse

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)


Hoi-Ming Ng said...

Ho ho, I kinda want to see this.

Daily Car Reviews said...

Worth a try i guess

I always liked ur posts! hope you still like mine!
i've been working on my layout and you should really go and see how it looks like now. I've returned after a short breao lets get this going again ;

d_4 said...

See, I wouldn't have wanted to see this one but then you mentioned WTF film. Now, I thought it was a bit insane, but it the trailer doesn't make it seem that bad. I'm still feeling like no, though.

Natural One said...

A WTF film is exactly what I need to break the monotony of everything else that is out right now

Moviemonstrosityblog said...

Watched it and didn't really got into it

Michaël Parent said...

It looks disturbing but beautifully shot...

The Angry Lurker said...

I may have to see this now.

FrontRoomCinema said...

I would say this is NOT up my street! :-)

Post a Comment