It’s that time of the year again wherein we celebrate the blessing of “motherhood.” Roses, chocolates, balloons, and other gimmicks will be seen, for this day’s tribute to our mothers.
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But, if you still don’t know what trick to pull at this time, then this might just help you out. Here is the list of films that you can watch (or binge watch) during this day of appreciation.
Mommy (by Xavier Dolan)
Let’s start with a personal favorite from Xavier Dolan. Mommy tackles about Dianne or D.I.E (Anne Dorval), a widow, and now, also a single mother, trying to raise his violent son, Steve (Anton Olivier Pilon). Things got complicated and hard for Dianne, until the arrival of an unexpected companion in the presence of Kyla, their neighbor. Watch as Xavier Dolan plays with the film’s aspect ratio together with your feelings and entice you with a provocative ending.
Quote: “Steve: Maybe, one day, you won’t love me anymore. It’s true. It happens.
Die: Me… I’ll always be there for you. You’re my priority.”
I Killed My Mother (by Xavier Dolan)
You might not expect this kind of title coming up on this list, but here we are. Dolan’s debut film as a director depicts the life of Hubert (Xavier Dolan), having a difficulty connecting and having peace with his mother, Chantale (Anne Dorval). Buckle up for this film will make you ride the rollercoaster relationship of this mother and son, combined with their warming moments together.
Quote: “Hubert: What would you do if I died today?
Chantale: I’d die tomorrow”
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Mother! (by Darren Aronofsky)
Not all people who are called “mother” has a child. Meet Mother or Veronica (Jennifer Lawrence), a young married woman, who was having a serene life with his husband, that is until their lives got tangled with a mysterious couple. Being one of the most talked about film of 2017, it offers a different spice in the thriller-genre films.
Quote: “Him: You won’t hurt much longer.
Mother: What hurts me the is that I wasn’t enough.
Him: It’s not your fault. Nothing is ever enough. I couldn’t create if it was. And I have to. That’s what I do. That’s… what I am. Now I must try it all again”
M.: Mother’s Maiden Name (by Zig Madamba Dulay)
Known for his heart-warming and intriguing films, M.: Mother’s Maiden Name is yet another masterpiece from Zig Dulay. Starring Zsa Zsa Padilla as Bella, this film tackles about a mother who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, and her detached son, Joven (Nico Antonio). This film shows the process of Joven, unraveling the layers of the personality of his mother as they fight cancer together. Although touched with comedy, better prepare yourselves for the touching moments that will definitely leave a mark on your heart.
Quote: “Joven: How can you tell that you know someone well enough?
Bella: When you know their middle name or middle initial. The middle name defines a person’s true identity.”