Scary Mother

2017

Scary Mother (2017)

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A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma - she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years - she decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrificing to it mentally and physically.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The vast, largely unmapped terrain of a middle-aged mom's creative life gets a witchily weird, uncompromisingly assured showcase in Georgian director Ana Urushadze's exhilaratingly offbeat oddity.

Oct 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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Scary Mother is a new film that formally sets itself apart from the glut of recent neo-realist cinema emerging from Georgia.

Nov 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Although it's [director] Ana Urushadze's debut film, it seems more like the work of a veteran director who controls the medium perfectly. [Full review in Spanish]

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Scary Mother is a quietly riveting film that is richly layered with themes of identity, traditional gender roles, sacrifice, and hypocrisy filtered through the lens of a middle-aged mother of 3.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Scary Mother has an intriguing concept but doesn't do a very good job of pulling you in...Along with confusing plot and unexplained characters popping up for random scenes never to be seen again, you will probably lose interest halfway through.

Apr 6, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Virginia Woolf's iconic aphorism that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction" comes to life in the most allegorical of ways in Scary Mother.

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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