Scary Mother

2017

Scary Mother

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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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  • 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…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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  • Scary Mother proves delightfully off-kilter, the dead seriousness of the social setting and the family conflict pierced by humorous or absurdist moments.

    Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I wish her 'madness' were taken to those extremes where we would be able to address Scary Mother as a creepy film.

    Jan 29, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…

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